Archive for the 'Pulmonology' Category

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 […]

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Caden has had a rough week to say the least. He slept very little Wednesday night as he battled a fever that peaked at 104.4. His respirations were 60-70, heart rate was averaged in the 160s for over an hour and hit 170 at times, and he required 2.5 liters of oxygen just to keep his saturation […]

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 […]

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 […]

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Caden’s back surgery has been rescheduled for this coming Thursday, September 22, 2011. This will be an adjustment of the VEPTR rods were placed in Caden’s back during a surgery performed a year ago next week to treat scoliosis. The surgery this week is a major surgery performed in the MUSC adult hospital 4th floor […]

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Caden is overall about the same as when he was admitted. He is still having fever and he is still having trouble with his tube feedings. The big issue today was to investigate the type of pneumonia. As mentioned yesterday there was a concern by at least one doctor that the pneumonia might be outside […]

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Caden continues to improve.  Caden had remained on oxygen 24/7 since June 21st until this past Friday July 29th. While Caden’s lungs sounded clear, his lungs were slow to get back to the point where he could SAT 94 + without oxygen when awake.  It still takes until late morning to get off the oxygen, […]

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Caden was diagnosed with pneumonia on June 21st.  He was running a 104.5 fever that day and his SATs were down far enough to require oxygen all day.  We took him in so the pediatrician could listen to him and they referred Caden to MUSC for a chest x-ray. The x-ray confirmed pneumonia in the […]