I know that lots of people are checking the blog, so I wanted to post an update before we went to sleep tonight. Roscoe's condition hasn't gotten worse, but it also hasn't gotten any better. He is still on 100% oxygen and 20ppm of nitric oxide to maintain his oxygen saturation at normal levels. His sedation has been increased as well to keep him calm.
Since the last update, Roscoe started receiving albuterol and some other inhalant to dilate both his breathing passageways and the blood vessels in his lungs. These additional measures have seemed to help, because now his saturation goes into the 96-99 range, rather than 90-94. The doctors haven't yet had to give Roscoe a paralytic drug, even when they re-set his arterial IV and adjusted his PICC line depth today. Mostly when we look at him he is very sleepy and calm, even when his heart rate is high.
Alisha and I will head to Amy and Ricardo's house for the night and will then come back in the morning and post another update (probably around noon). We appreciate your prayerful support through this (again) stressful time.