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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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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Happy New Year 2010 by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health We avoided a hospitalization by the skin of our teeth last night. We actually went to the MUSC Emergency Room and walked in just as the new year was being celebrated on the ... 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 »
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 »
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 »