Archive for December, 2004

Friday, December 31st, 2004

Caden is doing good today. Caden is not doing good enough to go home today. The good news is that Caden will likely get to go home over the weekend. The early estimates for Caden to go home today were based on how most children respond to getting a G-tube. The estimates for Caden to […]

Friday, December 10th, 2004

Caden is doing good. While Caden is doing good at the moment, we have gone through a rough couple of days since leaving the PCICU. Caden now has an upper respiratory infection. This causes even more secretions than normal. He is already on an antibiotic to treat the infection and that should clear up in […]

Wednesday, December 8th, 2004

The two new pictures above tell today’s story. The first new one is a picture of me pushing Caden down the hall. The nurse is steering. That last one is a picture of Caden in his new room on 7C. Caden was transferred this afternoon. It took him a while to settle down from the […]

Tuesday, December 7th, 2004

Caden had a good day today. I only say that it was a “good” day because he did have to get an IV line so that he could receive a blood transfusion. I want to share some really exciting news before I get into the details of the blood transfusion. Caden may get to transfer […]

Monday, December 6th, 2004

Caden had another great day. This may have been one of his best days yet. He is now being given some medicine to help dry up his secretions. He continues to cough and gather stuff from his lungs in the back of his throat. This causes him to gag a little at times. This is […]

Sunday, December 5th, 2004

Caden is still doing great. Sherry and I spent a good bit of time with Caden this afternoon and I went back down after dinner this evening. We both got to hold him for what added up to be hours between the two of us. Caden fell asleep on my shoulder today just like Riley […]

Sunday, December 5th, 2004

Caden is doing great. He continues to have good blood test results. He is looking and acting more like a one month old little boy every day. He will probably be left alone by the doctors until tomorrow. We are now allowed to walk in and pick up Caden without a nurse assisting us. That […]

Friday, December 3rd, 2004

I just got a call from the hospital. Caden has had his last IV line removed. At this time he has absolutely no IV lines. YEAH!!! They did not replace the line with a new one because Caden no longer requires IV medication. The doctors want to monitor him for a couple of days to […]

Friday, December 3rd, 2004

I just got up and called the hospital. Caden is off the breathing machine. YEAH!!! Sherry was holding him so I did not get a chance to talk to her. I will update you more later.