Roscoe had another good day, mostly as good as Sunday. He went for a longer duration without needing additional painkillers or sedatives on top of the constant drips he's already getting, but also spent less time awake during the day and often woke up crying. The nurse thought that this might be an indicator that Roscoe is accustomed to having additional drugs, and not having them may be giving him withdrawals. They will start weaning him from the painkillers and sedatives after surgery. He was consolable and spent a good part of the day happy:
He's doing well and very stable, so they want to keep him that way to give him the best chances of survival through the surgery. Today we will finally speak with the surgeon about his chances for survival and exactly what to expect during and after the surgery. It is tentatively scheduled for Friday or next Monday, but they are discussing today whether to bump it up sooner since he's doing so well.
Yesterday morning, Roscoe was awake and so the nurse moved his mobile right over him in his crib. The result was a bunch of huge smiles to the point that the nurse practitioner who had been following him since January took probably 20 pictures of him while his mobile went around. She said he would even laugh at the ostrich/chicken each time it passed him, but wouldn't laugh at the others. The pictures below are ones taken by the nurse practitioner: