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Hank Osborne

Goose Creek, South Carolina
I'm the father of Caden Gabriel Osborne (pictured). Caden born with 22q11.2 on 11/2/04 has endured numerous complications associated with a 22q11.2 chromosome deletion. His primary diagnosis is also called VCFS (Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome) or DiGeorge Syndrome. Caden's complications have... Full Bio
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Oxygen Off Surgery On by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health 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 t ... Read on »
Discharge in sight by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health 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 h ... Read on »
Numbers 36 – 7 – 5 – 8 by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Caden is improving but not out of the woods yet. Caden has been fever free for about 36 hours with the exception of a few low-grade fevers. His need for a oxygen has decreas ... Read on »
Rough 24 Hours by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The high fevers returned yesterday peaking out at 105.4F. Already this morning we have seen a 104 fever. On top of that Caden’s IV came out yesterday morning and he had to b ... Read on »
Ups and Downs with a little drama by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Caden was hospitalized with pneumonia a few days ago. He has been inpatient at MUSC for four days now. He has shown signs of improvement, but there have been some ups and do ... Read on »
Double Whammy Day 2 by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health 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’ ... Read on »
Finishing off 8 Years with a Bang by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health 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. Cad ... Read on »
No News IS Good News by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health 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 h ... Read on »
Back to Back Surgery by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health 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 ... Read on »
Fighting Pneumonia at Home by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health 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 incre ... Read on »
The Cast is Off by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health 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 s ... Read on »
To Discharge or Not to Discharge by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Caden continues to improve. He has been fever free since Thursday when they began treating him for pneumonia and his need for oxygen during wake hours in decreasing. ... Read on »
Admitted with Pneumonia AGAIN by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health 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 ... Read on »
Broke Arm and Surgery by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Caden broke his arm Friday evening and that landed him in surgery about midnight. He and Riley were playing on the swing set when Caden feel backwards off the ladde. ... Read on »
Happy Birthday Caden by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health 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 mornin ... Read on »
Caden Learns to Shoot a Gun by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Okay, it was only a BB Gun, but still, it was a gun. And for a 6 year old kid who we were told might not ever walk if he even survived his first week of life, this is ... Read on »
Roller Coaster Ride by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health We expect to discharge sometime tomorrow (Saturday). Caden was moved out of the PICU and into to a regular room this evening. He is back on his normal diet of Nestle ... Read on »
Skunk in the Hospital by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health 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 s ... Read on »
Surgery Thursday by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health 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 durin ... Read on »
Home and Improving – Selling Popcorn by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health 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 ... Read on »