Archive for the 'Cardiology' Category

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Caden came off oxygen during the day on Sunday 11/11/12. That was exactly one week after being discharged from his 8-day hospital stay at MUSC. Now that he is well we have to turn our attention to his back. Caden has VEPTR rods (adjustable Titanium rods) implanted in his back to treat scoliosis. These rod have […]

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

Caden will be discharged on Sunday as long as he continues to be fever free…and we don’t have problems getting prescriptions filled. None of the cultures taken on Thursday have grown anything and Caden is approaching 72 hours without a fever. I mentioned in my last post that there was a hurdle with the doctors in trying […]

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Seven years ago today at the Medical University of South Carolina our family was blessed with a new addition. Caden was born via C-Section early that Tuesday morning as the presidential election began that would result in the re-election of George W. Bush to a second term. The picture to the right is of Sherry […]

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Caden has been off oxygen for about a week and a half and has been doing pretty good over all.  The picture on the right shows how much he enjoys being a big brother.  He took Levi (9 months this week) for a ride on the slide at the local park this past week. I […]

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. […]

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Caden has been out of the hospital for three days following his scoliosis surgery and we are finally getting back to “normal”. Life is a somewhat new normal for our family for at least a season, but normal none the less.  Caden has come out of this scoliosis surgery with a much slower recovery than […]

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Caden’s day was not so smooth, but his night has been great so far.  He did have a fever again, but the doctors have finally agreed to add an antibiotic to treat sinus and ear infections as well as pneumonia.  They are now giving Caden Rocephin via IV.  There is no diagnosis of pneumonia, but […]

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Tuesday is the big day. Caden is scheduled for another major surgery this week. He will be getting VEPTR rods placed in his back on both sides of his spine. These rods will be attached to the rear of his rib cage at the top and to his pelvis on the bottom end of the […]

Monday, August 9th, 2010

We took Caden to see the pediatric orthopedics clinic at MUSC this past week. We ended up having the discussion that we expected, about surgery. The x-rays taken on Monday showed that Caden’s scoliosis curve has progressed to 73 degrees up from 68 degrees in March. Passing the 70 degree mark was a mild stone […]