Archive for the 'ENT' Category

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 […]

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

We have received some inquiries on the results of the visit to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.  We did visit Cincinnati Children’s as planned during our recent vacation. We saw two clinics. We didn’t really hear anything new in terms of ideas to get Caden to swallow from the first clinic (ENT).  Caden’s local ENT doc had […]

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Caden has been referred to the Aerodigestive and Sleep Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Caden’s local ENT (Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery) specialist has reached the end of his tool belt in terms of treating the swallowing challenges that Caden has battled since birth.  Caden will be six years old in just a few […]

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

The lesson tonight in our Growing Kids God’s Way class was titled “Rejection: Man’s Greatest Fear”.  The lesson Gary Ezzo delivered in the video ended with a point that could not have been more divinely placed in our lives today. “”Take inventory.”  While Mr. Ezzo gave this suggestion in the context of the fear of […]

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Please remember our little Caden in your prayers today.  Caden will visit with the orthopedic surgeon in the early morning for a six-month follow up on the scoliosis diagnosis.  Then Caden will have a Modified Barium Swallow (MBS) to test is swallowing ability.  We will then have a visit with Caden’s ENT (Ear Nose and […]

Monday, March 15th, 2010

It has been about 10 days since Caden got the cricopharyngeal myotomy.  This surgery was preformed to divide (cut) the muscle that causes the UES (Upper Esophageal Sphincter) to squeeze closed. The surgery itself was completed as planned without any complications. Caden did experience some respiratory issues from being intabated (on the breathing machine) during […]

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Today was the big day.  Caden had a surgery called a cricopharyngeal myotomy.  This surgery was preformed to divide (cut) the muscle that causes the UES (Upper Esophageal Sphincter) to squeeze closed. In Caden’s case the muscle has never relaxed enough to allow for him to pass food, drink, or even his own saliva into […]

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Snow tubing was the plan for the day. We were working on a trip to the western North Carolina mountains this weekend. I promised Riley some snow this winter and I was planning to deliver on my promise this weekend. Our day went horrible yesterday when I was woke up at about 4am with a […]