Saturday, March 1, 2014

Things in Roscoe's Nose

Growing up as a boy, I know that lots of things will be put into Roscoe's nose. Most of them we won't want to be in there. Some of them we'll struggle to get out. This is one time we're happy to see some things put into Roscoe's nose: his new full-time breathing tubes and feeding tube!

On Thursday morning the doctors decided to take Roscoe off of the bubble CPAP (face mask) and put him full-time on the nasal cannula (vapotherm). After letting him stay on that for a while, they ran some tests and he seems to be doing great. This is wonderful because now we get to see his face all the time we're there with less obstructions. It also lets him relax a little more and lets him look around and see more of his environment.

His feeding tube is through his nose as well, so that he'll be able to get better suction on the bottle. We are hoping that this is the beginning of the end of Roscoe's hospital stay. For those who are curious when he'll get to come home, we don't know :). If the doctors haven't mentioned it, then we assume the answer would be "at least a month".

1 comment:

  1. It's great to see his sweet little mouth - finally free!
    Praying that the doctors are soon able to remove everything from his nose (and body).
    God is good.