The not-so-good items from yesterday were that after getting down to being stable at 38% on his oxygen requirement, he started desaturating again and needed more support as the day wore on. Currently he is back up at 65% oxygen to keep him stable. They also made two separate attempts to put in a PICC line (a central IV) but those attempts were unsuccessful, so he got an additional IV put into his hand. For those keeping score, that will be his 4th IV in the past week. He also got an x-ray to check the state of his lungs, which looked about the same as they had previously. All of these interventions with him cause him stress, which increases his oxygen requirements.
Roscoe's belly is still very large and strange to see. As he moves around, the fluid in his face and belly will get worked out of his system. In addition to retaining fluid, he hasn't had a diaper which "reaps the fall harvest of summer feedings" (ie: poop) in 24 hours, and the one he did have before wasn't very big. Today his nurse will be moving his legs around actively to try and get things working through his system, hopefully with an explosive result.
Tonight was the first night that Alisha and I have slept at home since last Thursday. We were able to get some rest, but today will be another stressful day because of his continued instability. Below is a video from Sunday that we were finally able to upload to show him moving around after coming off of the paralytic drug:
Your prayers of support have been uplifting. We've been encouraged by knowing that people around the world are striving with us (and Roscoe) in prayer:
"The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective"
- James 5:16