Archive for November, 2004

Tuesday, November 16th, 2004

Today was not the best day Caden has seen. The doctors had to place a new drain tube into Caden’s chest between his ribs. This drain will allow some non-blood fluid to be drained from an area called the Thoracic duct behind the heart and lungs. This duct is were a bunch of little vein […]

Friday, November 12th, 2004

We have another praise report tonight. Caden had his chest closed today. We have just called his nurse one more time before we go to bed. She reports that he continues to do good as he has done all afternoon and into the evening. The doctors completed the procedure to close Caden’s chest this afternoon. […]

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

We have a praise report tonight. Caden has continued to improve little by little. The doctors and surgeons have scheduled Caden to have his chest sown back up tomorrow. Sherry and I visited Caden this evening after putting Riley to bed. Caden continues to improve ever so slowly. Since last night he has been completely […]

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

I just got off the phone with Caden’s nurse. I am back home to get Sherry in bed. She has become completely exhausted over the past 36 hours. Sherry is doing well enough physically to be off of her pain medicine now for about 24 hours. Joe and Darla are staying near to Caden when […]

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

I wanted to take a quick moment to let everyone know how things are going. Caden is in critical but stable condition. The doctors tell us that the first 48 hours after this type of surgery is typically a roller coaster ride while the heart adapts to its new configuration. Caden still has his chest […]

Saturday, November 6th, 2004

We met with the heart surgeon this afternoon about Caden. They have scheduled Caden for surgery on Monday morning at 7:30 AM. We will be at the hospital a little before 6:00 AM on Monday so we can see Caden before the surgery. We learned from the surgeon that Caden has a fairly unique anatomy […]

Friday, November 5th, 2004

We just had the most awesome visit with Caden. He seems so peaceful and comfortable in his new home at the PCICU. Sherry got him to open his eyes as you will see form the pictures. I will warn you that the pictures are of Caden show him in his full ICU getup. Get the […]

Friday, November 5th, 2004

We are on our way over to PCICU to see Caden now. We will get back to you with more information later.

Friday, November 5th, 2004

Caden had an apnea spell while I held him Tues. night so he was put back on the breathing machine. The medicine which keeps his heart working till surgery has a side effect of apnea (stopping his breathing). This side effect will go away right after surgery when the medicine is stopped. They will keep […]