Remodulin expands the blood vessels, so negative effects are a headache, jaw pain, or other things that Roscoe can't communicate to us. Roscoe hit his full dose yesterday, because we could tell he was in pain when his heart rate went over 200 and his blood pressure stayed high even after multiple additional doses of pain killers and sedatives. Even with experiencing such pain, Roscoe never desaturated which is a great sign of his resiliency due to the stent. It was a stressful end to a moderately good day. Thankfully, now they will back off of the remodulin volumes to a comfortable level.
On the good side of things, we got to hold Roscoe again to comfort him. This time, I got to hold him standing upright. There were cords everywhere, but to me it just felt like me and Roscoe:
It reminded me (and maybe Roscoe as well) of how I used to bounce him to sleep each night when we were back at Kaiser. We fell into holding him like this because he wouldn't calm down and they were ready to give him a sedative. Thankfully, this showed that holding him can calm him down and avoid additional doses. Hopefully today will be a better day with Roscoe more comfortable, building up his strength for surgery on Monday.