Archive for the 'G-tube' 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 […]

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Admitting Caden to the MUSC Children’s Hospital was a good move. Even though we have a difficult time getting rest while hospitalized there are some things that we just can’t do at home. Most importantly Caden has been getting some IV antibiotics that are not available for kids in oral or g-tube delivery methods. He has […]

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 […]

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Caden is improving after a very eventful 24 hours. Last night at about 3AM Caden’s O2 sats dropped rapidly and continued to drop until we got him stabilized at about 5AM on 8 liters of oxygen via  a mask. He went to bed earlier in the evening on 1/2 liter of oxygen via nasal cannula and took the dive […]

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

It is not often that we can say it has been a really good day in the hospital, but this one ranks well above average for sure…even though we are in the ICU. Caden’s surgery was completed in record time and he is doing very well with the recovery process. Praise God! Thank you for interceding on […]

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

I ran into an old friend and co-worker at lunch this week. We both work for the same division of our organization but rarely get to see each other due to tasking.  He follows Caden’s Page via the email updates and asked me how things were going with Caden.  As a result of his question […]

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Caden is on the mend. The Pneumonia is on the run. Caden has been free from fever for two days and has been able to go without oxygen for a few hours yesterday and today. The plan it to give Caden one more day of IV antibiotics and then switch him to oral antibiotics (via […]

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Caden was diagnosed with pneumonia again on Monday. He had only been off oxygen during the day for a few weeks after recovering from the June 21st diagnosis of pneumonia. The photo of the x-ray on the right was taken after the fall he and Sherry had at the aquarium during the week of the […]

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Caden was diagnosed with pneumonia during and ER visit yesterday. Caden took a turn for the worse this morning after he got up. Caden got to a point where he was requiring the maximum oxygen that our home concentrator equipment could provide which is 5 liters.  We have oxygen tanks and that can provide higher […]