Archive for the 'Scoliosis' Category

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 […]

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, 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 […]

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Caden went to the PICU after surgery yesterday. This was mostly precautionary.  Sherry and I did not know going into this scoliosis VEPTR Rod process would require an ICU stay every time Caden has an adjustment.  Come to find out this is the norm for this particular surgeon even when the surgery is less invasive. […]

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Surgery is schedule at 6:15AM to repair Caden’s VETR Rods.  Caden has been experiencing significant pain related to the spot on his lower back near the waist line. (See photo)  The surgeon will replace the brace attached to Caden’s pelvis and adjust the rods as much as possible based on Caden growth since the rods […]

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Caden has been experiencing some pain with a piece of titanium hardware that is protruding against his skin from the inside.  Caden had a follow up visit with the orthopedic surgeon this past week.  The surgeon originally wanted to perform Caden’s next surgery (rod adjustment) at about the six month mark from his his original […]

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

The before xrays on the left were taken on August 2, 2010. The after xrays on the right were taken on October 3, 2010 while Caden was still in the hospital recovering from surgery. VEPTR Rods were surgically placed in Caden’s back on September 28, 2010 at the Medical University of South Carolina. The primary […]

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Praise God! The good news results of the biopsy of my (daddy’s) esophagus came back late this afternoon.  The nurse left me a message simply saying that everything came back fine from the biopsy.  The down side is that the procedure I had last week has not accomplished the task of stopping the sick spells […]

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Caden has been out of the hospital for three days following his scoliosis surgery and we are finally getting back to “normal”. Life is a somewhat new normal for our family for at least a season, but normal none the less.  Caden has come out of this scoliosis surgery with a much slower recovery than […]