Archive for the 'Swallowing' Category

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Caden’s condition is improving after a rough few days. He started running fevers well above 104 on Saturday. The fevers persisted his need for oxygen began to increase. He has been on oxygen 24/7 since Sunday evening. I listened to Caden with a stethoscope in Sunday and heard crackling sounds in his lower elft lung. I am […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Caden had his first appointment with the infectious disease clinic at MUSC today. The appointment came at a good time. The nights have been long and hard for Caden recently. His secretions have increased and begun to turn colors. That almost always means he is headed for fever and/or lower oxygen saturation numbers. And that […]

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

We have received some inquiries on the results of the visit to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.  We did visit Cincinnati Children’s as planned during our recent vacation. We saw two clinics. We didn’t really hear anything new in terms of ideas to get Caden to swallow from the first clinic (ENT).  Caden’s local ENT doc had […]

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Caden has been referred to the Aerodigestive and Sleep Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Caden’s local ENT (Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery) specialist has reached the end of his tool belt in terms of treating the swallowing challenges that Caden has battled since birth.  Caden will be six years old in just a few […]

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Caden may have aspirated this week during a choking incident.  Late morning Wednesday I was sitting at the kitchen table while Caden played on a  blanket in the family room with some Legos. Sherry was in the garage cutting JJ’s hair and Riley was in the play room.  All of a sudden Caden jumped up […]

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

The lesson tonight in our Growing Kids God’s Way class was titled “Rejection: Man’s Greatest Fear”.  The lesson Gary Ezzo delivered in the video ended with a point that could not have been more divinely placed in our lives today. “”Take inventory.”  While Mr. Ezzo gave this suggestion in the context of the fear of […]

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Please remember our little Caden in your prayers today.  Caden will visit with the orthopedic surgeon in the early morning for a six-month follow up on the scoliosis diagnosis.  Then Caden will have a Modified Barium Swallow (MBS) to test is swallowing ability.  We will then have a visit with Caden’s ENT (Ear Nose and […]