Cade’s Story

Site created on October 25, 2019

Arcadian (Cade) Julius Ridgway was born on October 1, 2019 at John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek, California. He was born with hydrocephalus, chronic lung disease and heart murmur.


Arcadia in ancient Greece was a place of pastoral simplicity and harmony with nature. Life was calm and sweet. We would like Cade to live in this kind of world one day.

Newest Update

Journal entry by Aaron Ridgway

Cade made it out on Saturday night. The MRI showed his shunt is in a good spot and he perked up just enough to thwart the discharge police.

We have a phone call with the neurosurgeon on Thursday to report on his condition at home, and so far he has been a bit up and down. His speech is on fire - he repeats entire phrases that aren't even directed at him. (have to be careful now when swearing at home appliances or stubbing toes). But his eating is still a major challenge. No sleep and plenty of dirty linens and discomfort. He is also back on oxygen for bedtime.

Will share some photos when he's ready. Thank you everyone for the extraordinary support x

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