Saturday, June 28, 2014

Late Update

Roscoe's day started somewhat rocky as I walked in and he was having a desaturation due to having an arterial IV's dressing changed and having a new IV put into his other hand. If memory serves me correctly, since his trach tube surgery a little less than 3 weeks ago, he's had:
Head: 2 IVs, 1 PICC attempt
Right Arm: 2 IVs, 1 PICC
Left Arm: 2 IVs
Right Leg: 2 IVs, 2 PICC attempts
Left Leg: 1 IV, 1 PICC attempt
Feet: Too many pin pricks to count

After Roscoe settled down, they attempted to put in another PICC line but the attempt failed. While they attempted the PICC line, I went out walking around the nearby Haight-Ashbury area:

After I got back he was sleeping (due to heavy sedation during the procedure). He slept for a good part of the day, then woke up and had a good remainder of the day as well. He even threw in some smiles for good measure.

Roscoe is still at 100% oxygen (no nitric oxide) until he stabilizes a little more and they're able to wean him off of the breathing support. I'll post an update tomorrow about the plan for his future. It looks like the important doctors' meeting will occur on Tuesday, after which his fate will be agreed upon (including us in the decision-making).


  1. We are praying ALL the time!!! Will be especially praying that there is wisdom all around in the meeting! Love you three TONS!!!

  2. We are praying for wisdom and peace for all in the decision making.
    We hope he can get past all the poking and prodding very soon, and will be able to be naturally calm and peaceful.
    Please give him a kiss from all of us!
    Bless his heart and bless yours and Alisha's : )

  3. Continuing to pray and think of you all often.
    Love you all

  4. Praying...y'all're on my mind and in my prayers constantly.

  5. Ahhh...poor little guy! So much poking and prodding.
    We'll continue praying for you three and the doctors and nurses. Love you!