Archive for the 'Hospitalized' 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 […]

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Caden is improving but not out of the woods yet. Caden has been fever free for about 36 hours with the exception of a few low-grade fevers. His need for a oxygen has decreased and he has actually been off oxygen for a few hours everyday for the past three days. Tonight is night 7 […]

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

The high fevers returned yesterday peaking out at 105.4F. Already this morning we have seen a 104 fever. On top of that Caden’s IV came out yesterday morning and he had to be poked in the other arm to get a new IV and it was not an easy stick for him. In my last […]

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Caden was hospitalized with pneumonia a few days ago. He has been inpatient at MUSC for four days now. He has shown signs of improvement, but there have been some ups and downs in the past two days. The up side is that we have not seen a fever reach 105 in almost three days […]

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 […]

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Caden has been hospitalized for pneumonia and has tested positive for a really nasty virus. They think the pneumonia is bacterial given they way it has presented itself. Caden has been hospital and illness free for over six months. The one night he spent in the hospital this year was for recovery from back surgery. We […]

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Photo By: Refuge Studios As the old saying goes, it is true with Caden. Thank God that the only significant thing to bring to your attention is that he has been remarkably healthy for about six months now. There have been the occasional pop-up fevers and one instance of pneumonia over the summer that caused a few long nights […]

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Caden is free of the cast that was on his left arm. If you missed it, Caden broke his arm just above the elbow back in December when he fell from the steps to the sliding board in our back yard. Caden saw his orthopedic surgeon on Friday the 13th as a follow up. Caden […]