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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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Home Oxygen Continues by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Caden will remain on oxygen at home until at least Thursday.  Sherry took him to the pediatrician today and his saturation levels were in the low 90s.  His saturation levels g ... Read on »
Hospital Free Thanksgiving by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The Thanksgiving weekend in the Osborne house was a good one.  The Tuesday before Thanksgiving Caden was cleared to come off oxygen.  Caden did have one pop-up fever of 103.5 ... Read on »
Hospitalized – pneumonia by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The flu has caused pneumonia for Caden.  We are being admitted to MUSC Children’s Hospital.  I resisted at first but I am not 100% due to my tooth ache.  He looks good and see ... Read on »
Infectious Disease by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health 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 r ... Read on »
Lawyer Medicine and Pink Paint by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Caden has been admitted to the hospital for the third time in as many months.  This time for dehydration.  All but one person who has been in our home in the past four days ha ... Read on »
Log Rolls and Skunk Spray by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Folks who have been to our house lately have met Caden’s Skunk. It is a stuffed animal he chose from the gift shop during a trip to the SC Aquarium.  The skunk ... Read on »
MUSC Night 3 – Strange Medicine by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health 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 h ... Read on »
Next Back Surgery within Weeks by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health 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 ort ... 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 »
No Snow – Surgery Scheduled by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Snow tubing was the plan for the day. We were working on a trip to the western North Carolina mountains this weekend. I promised Riley some snow this winter and I was plann ... 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 »
Off Oxygen During the Day by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Caden continues to improve.  Caden had remained on oxygen 24/7 since June 21st until this past Friday July 29th. While Caden’s lungs sounded clear, his lungs were slo ... Read on »
Out of PICU – Fever by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Caden has been moved out of the PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit) into a regular private room (new wing) of the MUSC Children’s Hospital. That is the good news.  T ... Read on »
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 »
Planes, Trains, Minivans, and Horses by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Caden and the rest of the Ozz family have been on the move.  We spent this past weekend in Fort Worth, TX.  Our primary reason for the trip was to attend a memorial ... Read on »
Pneumonia Round 3 – Surgery This Week by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Caden was diagnosed with pneumonia again on Monday. He had only been off oxygen during the day for a few weeks after recovering from the June 21st diagnosis of pneu ... Read on »
Pneumonia Update – On Oxygen Still by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health 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 s ... Read on »
Protocol and Dr. Whipper Snapper by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I think I mentioned last night that I initially resisted when the ER doctor said he wanted to admit Caden and put him on IV antibiotics.  My initial reaction had more to do wi ... Read on »
Pus on Adenoids and Swallowing by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The ENT procedures went extremely well for Caden on Tuesday.  Caden recovered well and did not even crash for an afternoon nap.  As a matter of fact, his physical therapist fo ... 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 »