Archive for the 'Therapy' Category

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Today was the big day.  Caden had a surgery called a cricopharyngeal myotomy.  This surgery was preformed to divide (cut) the muscle that causes the UES (Upper Esophageal Sphincter) to squeeze closed. In Caden’s case the muscle has never relaxed enough to allow for him to pass food, drink, or even his own saliva into […]

Monday, October 19th, 2009

If you have been following me on Facebook or Twitter then you know that Caden has been hospitalized since Friday.  He has never completely kicked the pneumonia from his last hospitalization in August that was initially caused by H1N1 (Swine Flu). Caden’s condition is improving and I expect he may get off oxygen sometime tomorrow.  […]

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

We saw one of our favorite doctors today at MUSC. This is Caden’s ENT (Ear Nose & Throat) doctor. We talked about swallowing mostly. We are still facing a recommendation of a myotomy which is a surgical procedure to cut the muscle tissue of the upper esophageal sphincter (UES). The ENT says that this physical […]