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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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10 Days May Be Enough by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Didn’t we bust out of here in less than 5 days after a full open chest heart surgery last year?  Thursday we will complete a 10 day stretch in the hospital on this round.  I a ... Read on »
105.9 fever – back to ER by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health We were trucking along pretty good this weekend considering the circumstances.  Caden has had 103-104 fever on an off since Thursday.  Normal stuff for the flu.  Today we went ... Read on »
4 Nurses in 5 Hours by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health 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 ... Read on »
A Better Night in the Hospital by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Caden’s day was not so smooth, but his night has been great so far.  He did have a fever again, but the doctors have finally agreed to add an antibiotic to treat sinu ... Read on »
Admitted to MUSC by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Caden was diagnosed with pneumonia during and ER visit yesterday. Caden took a turn for the worse this morning after he got up. Caden got to a point where he was requ ... 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 »
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 »
Best Treatment of the Week by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Caden has been home from the hospital for a few days now. Just before discharge we had a visit from a very strange looking doctor from the MUSC Pediatric Neurology ... Read on »
Big Gun Antibiotics by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Caden is a big brother to two little brothers now.  His baby brother Levi was born Friday morning.  Mommy and Levi are both doing great. Levi went in a little check-u ... Read on »
Big Scare – Possible Pneumonia by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health 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 famil ... Read on »
Bringing in the Big Guns by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The big guns are antibiotics not antiaircraft. This is hospital night five that started Monday night due to dehydration.  Caden starting having fevers above 103 in the early A ... 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 »
Caden Admitted to MUSC – Pneumonia by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Caden was scheduled for back surgery tomorrow morning. We cancelled the surgery due to Caden being sick. He was diagnosed with pneumonia last Monday August 15th and w ... 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 »
Caden Recovering Well by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It has been about 10 days since Caden got the cricopharyngeal myotomy.  This surgery was preformed to divide (cut) the muscle that causes the UES (Upper Esophageal Sphincter ... Read on »
Caden’s MBS Today!!! by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health 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 diagnos ... Read on »
Cardiology Update by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Caden has been off oxygen for about a week and a half and has been doing pretty good over all.  The picture on the right shows how much he enjoys being a big brothe ... Read on »
Cincinnati Bound by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Caden has been referred to the Aerodigestive and Sleep Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital . Caden’s local ENT (Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery) speciali ... Read on »
Cincinnati Report and Scoliosis Update by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health 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 vaca ... Read on »
Cricopharyngeal Myotomy and Lots of Blood by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health 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 Sp ... Read on »