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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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Day 4 in Hospital – Pneumonia on Run by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Caden is on the mend. The Pneumonia is on the run. Caden has been free from fever for two days and has been able to go without oxygen for a few hours yesterday and to ... Read on »
Day 2 in Hospital – Stealth Pneumonia by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Caden is overall about the same as when he was admitted. He is still having fever and he is still having trouble with his tube feedings. The big issue today was to in ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
ER visit – Pneumonia by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Caden was taken to the MUSC emergency room today due to low oxygen saturation (SAT), high fever, high heart rate, and increased secretions.  We had to put him on ox ... 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 »
Discharged – still on O2 by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Caden was discharged from the hospital this evening. He is still on about 2.0 liters of oxygen.  The oxygen is not related to the surgical procedure at all.  We had C ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Esophagus Biopsy – Negative by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Praise God! The good news results of the biopsy of my (daddy’s) esophagus came back late this afternoon.  The nurse left me a message simply saying that everything ca ... 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 »