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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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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 »
Happy Birthday Caden by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Today we celebrate five years of Caden’s life.  What a blessing we got on Election Day 2004.  We had no idea where the journey would take us on that day, but now we know that ... Read on »
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 »
H1N1 - National Emergency by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The president just declared the H1N1 (Swine Flu) situation as a National Emergency.  My experience with H1N1 has been mixed so far and I am curious to see how this announcemen ... 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 »
Health Insurance Problems by Hank Osborne 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health In my last post I talked about the ER visit that we did due to fever and noise in Caden’s left lung.  That visit ultimately led to a follow up with a pulmonologist last Thursd ... Read on »
ER Visit today by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Caden had a trip to the ER.  He has already had H1N1 (swine) flu with a six day hospital stay due to Pneumonia back in August.  This visit was suspected pneumonia again and th ... Read on »
Fever leads to ER Visit by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The past 24 hours have been quite a ride for Caden.  He had a rough night last night.  He ran a fever of about 103.5 and required an above normal amount of suctioning.  Caden ... 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 »
H1N1 -Swine Flu Positive by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health We got word today that the strain of flu that Caden has is H1N1 (Swine Flu).  We do not know where he got it from as he does not get out much.  Maybe it was his visit to the i ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
Flu – possible H1N1 Swine Flu by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health For those of you who follow me or MrsOzz on Facebook you know that we have had a rough week. For the rest of you here is the scoop. Caden went to his immunologist on Monday. ... Read on »
Ent Visit Today by Hank Osborne Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health We saw one of our favorite doctors today at MUSC. This is Caden’s ENT (Ear Nose & Throat) doctor. We talked about swallowing mostly. We are still facing a recommendation of ... 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 »