Archive for January, 2011

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Caden was discharged from the hospital this evening. He is still on about 2.0 liters of oxygen.  The oxygen is not related to the surgical procedure at all.  We had Caden on oxygen before the surgery.  Caden will see the infectious disease department again next week to see what might be the next step in […]

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Caden went to the PICU after surgery yesterday. This was mostly precautionary.  Sherry and I did not know going into this scoliosis VEPTR Rod process would require an ICU stay every time Caden has an adjustment.  Come to find out this is the norm for this particular surgeon even when the surgery is less invasive. […]

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Surgery is schedule at 6:15AM to repair Caden’s VETR Rods.  Caden has been experiencing significant pain related to the spot on his lower back near the waist line. (See photo)  The surgeon will replace the brace attached to Caden’s pelvis and adjust the rods as much as possible based on Caden growth since the rods […]

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Caden has been experiencing some pain with a piece of titanium hardware that is protruding against his skin from the inside.  Caden had a follow up visit with the orthopedic surgeon this past week.  The surgeon originally wanted to perform Caden’s next surgery (rod adjustment) at about the six month mark from his his original […]