Archive for the 'Scoliosis' 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, 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 […]

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Caden is going in for an adjustment to the VEPTR rods in his back to treat scoliosis. Caden originally had rods placed in his back in September 2010. The pictures above are the before and after fromt he original surgery in 2010. The rods on the right have been in Caden’s back since 2010. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]