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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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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 »
Scoliosis Status – VEPTR Rods by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health There are two primary types of straightening devices for children with scoliosis.  One is a growing rod and the other is a VEPTR rod.  The growing rods are attached ... Read on »
Scoliosis Surgery – VEPTR Rods by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Tuesday is the big day. Caden is scheduled for another major surgery this week. He will be getting VEPTR rods placed in his back on both sides of his spine. These ... Read on »
Scoliosis Surgery to repair VETR Rods by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Surgery is schedule at 6:15AM to repair Caden’s VETR Rods.  Caden has been experiencing significant pain related to the spot on his lower back near the waist line. ... 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 »
Speech Progress as Night Oxygen Continues by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Caden has been slowly improving since the New Year’ Eve emergency room visit. He’s been going all day without using any oxygen during wake hours for nearly two weeks. Howe ... 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 »
Swine Flu – Hospital Day 6 by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health This will be a status update and it will include the story behind events that happened earlier in the week that I mentioned on Facebook concerning Caden’s treatment. First the ... Read on »
Taking Inventory After MBS by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health 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 coul ... 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 »
Three Days Home by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Caden has been out of the hospital for three days following his scoliosis surgery and we are finally getting back to “normal”. Life is a somewhat new normal for our f ... 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 »
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 »
Vertical After Surgery with Pictures by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Caden had a big day getting out of bed for the first time since surgery. The process really wipes him out, but it is a step in the right direction. The second time ... Read on »
We Will Miss You Grandma by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Caden’s grandma went on to be with the Lord this weekend.  Sherry’s mom was as loving and giving of a person as you will ever meet. She loved God, her husband, ... Read on »
Xrays – Before/After Scoliosis Surgery by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The before xrays on the left were taken on August 2, 2010. The after xrays on the right were taken on October 3, 2010 while Caden was still in the hospital recovering ... Read on »