Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Facial Recognition

Before Roscoe left Kaiser in Roseville, his facial puffiness was still rather evident. Roscoe had woken up quite a bit and was returning to a muted version of his normal self. Here's a video we took of him when he first started keeping his eyes open:

and then here he is a few hours later, being much more alert. As you can see, his curiosity started returning as he played with his hand in his mouth. It was fun to see him do this, because there was no longer any threat of him accidentally fishing out his feeding tube:

Comparing his face from early yesterday with his face today, you can see that his normal "Roscoe" face has almost completely returned. We can thank several huge diapers and some increased movement for getting rid of the fluid that collected in his face over days of being paralyzed:


Despite being constantly given a sedative (midazolam) and painkiller (fentanyl), Roscoe still moves around like his old self (although not quite as energetically). Today we snapped these pictures as he sucked his thumb and listened to us read a book:

After I post this, I'll write another blog post to describe his trip to UCSF and the events of the first day.


  1. Sweet boy! God is amazing! Love you all.

  2. Thanks for sharing all the videos and pictures! It is great to see him up to some of his usual activities (& more...with getting to freely put his hand in his mouth).
    We'll continue on in prayer!
    Love you three!

  3. Thankful to see him awake and moving around! Love this boy!

    1. Oh i LOVE that pic of thumbsucking!! He looks completely content!

      Thank You, Father!

  4. Thank you so much! If was so heart warming to see you getting to touch him and hearing the happiness and hopefulness in your voices! The pictures between yesterday and today are wonderful! Praise God! Praying for you all!

  5. Thank you Jesus for keeping Roscoe so strong,thank you to Alisha & Sean for keeping us updated,it was so great to see Roscoe smile & to hear his parents joy x
    Rock on Roscoe x x x