Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Hello everyone...sorry something is going on with the blog and some posts are not posting. I am truly sorry for that. For those that do not know, we had a minor setback this week. The story goes like this, Friday Bo felt like he had the "gurgling" in his chest again, which previously has been a sign of a collapsed lung. So he went to the hospital with Bill and had a Chest X-ray, and needless to say they wanted to admit him right then and there and put another tube in. Remember he just had that out on Monday night and was home Tuesday. So he talked with his doctor from Duke and they recommended him to come up for his appointment on Monday and they would look at the scans and determine what method they thought best. ((They did say to do this only if he felt good enough, he felt fine) in hopes that what the Charlotte doctors were seeing was the part of his lung that never fully inflated.)
Bo and I went to Duke on Monday, to have him admitted back into the hospital for a collapsed lung. It collapsed to where it was before. This time only air and hopes that it would come up faster since is was down for a shorter amount of time. The tube went in Monday around noon and Bo took it like a trooper now with 2 holes in his side. This afternoon they did the procedure with the talc powder that works like glue and will glue that will keep that part of his lung attached to the lung cavity. (this is a typical procedure for someone that keeps having a collapsed lung) Unfortunately this is painful for a couple of weeks. The doctors say the pain is good, we know that it is attaching, but poor Bo.
So That is where we stand right now. At first we were extremely disappointed to be back in the hospital, but Bo is doing better handling it. It helps that we have some of the same great nurses we had before. Plus we keep meeting more and more great people. School as also started so some wonderful friends that go to UNC and State have been stopping in to help pass the time.
I will try to do better on posting Bo's updates, it is complicated when I stay with him at the hospital, but we will keep you posted. For those asking, Bo is located at Duke Hospital, 2301 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27710 9th floor.
Love to All
Christi and Addi

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bo and Family,
We are so sorry to hear that this has happend again. We will keep our prayers strong for you all.
We all know how strong Bo is and he will pull through like a champ! I wish we could do something/anything to help. Please keep it in mind, whatever you guys need!

Hardee said...

Just wanted to wish you luck in your fight. We came across your site after my sister, who lives in Raleigh, told us about the run. We lost my mother in January after a 2-year fight w/ LC (and treatment at Duke) and wanted to do something for her. We saw the event is at Ravenscroft, which is the reference point my mom would tell others how to get to my sis's house. When we clicked on the sponsors and saw that your org shares the name with our 18 month- old daughter, we saw all kinds of similarities and knew this was something we wanted to be involved in.
We will keep checking in with your progress and hope for your well-being.

Anonymous said...

Bo,
Hang in there. See you on the bike in September.
Jay