Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Bo is out of surgery and in ICU at 4:30 a.m. As we all knew going into this surgery, this is a very complicated procedure and there is no “typical” lung transplant. There have been some complications that have surfaced during the operation. Apparently Bo has some sort of infection resident in his body causing a mass amount of fluid to be produced. This began to happen after the left lung was placed in and work began on the right lung. Needless to say the doctors weren’t expecting this. With no visible or test detected signs of an infection in his body, they are confused as to source of the infection and thereby not 100% sure what treatment to combat it. With the mass build up of fluid his body and in the lungs, they have inserted a device that will help drain the fluid so his body can function. This is a very critical time for Bo. Please continue to pray. The next 12-24 hours are extremely critical.

Because he is in ICU there are no visitors allowed. Please keep this in mind. We know there will be at least one more procedure to remove the device that was implanted to drain the fluid. News will be posted here as I get it from Christi.

More to come.



Angel Gabi's Daddy said...

Bo has fought so hard this far he's not about to stop now! We know you'll kick this fluid off your body buddy. Right now I'm sure is so much harder for the family. We know to well the position of sit and wait while a loved one has to battle on their own. Contiued constant prayer and sending all the love you can is the best thing right now. It's about 4:00am here so if I'm not making sense it's cause I can't sleep. Just know our prayers have been with you and your family all night long and will continue to be as you continue to battle.

Love Always
The Acker Family

Anonymous said...

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul.
And sings the tune
Without the words,
and never stops at all.
Emily Dickinson

Anonymous said...

I am crying with happiness & worry for Bo. I know he will pull through this. I have never met a stronger,more special, loving family than yours! My thoughts & prayers are with you.
Andrea Gregory

Anonymous said...

We are praying SO hard and constently for you Bo, and Christi and Addi and everyone else that is there helping and supporting them. Prayer is all we can do at this point, especially from as far away as Omaha. But please know that you are all in our hearts and prayers and we are sending you light and love always!

This is the time that Bo has been training for. He knows it and he WILL win this fight!

Larry and Tammy

Anonymous said...

We continue to pray for strength for Bo and Christi as well as knowledge and skill from his doctors and surgical team. We feel so far away, but know that prayer has been successful so far.
Take care!
We love you!
The Glidewell Family

Anonymous said...

We are praying for Bo, his family, and his friends. Fight hard Bo!
Jon and Donnelle Graham

Anonymous said...

Bo, you and your family are in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

Christi, Bo and Addi, You know we are thinking about you and praying for a speedy recovery. We love you and will keep praying. Take care and we hope to hear from you soon.

Crystal and Wyatt in Ames (and Chris in Groton too)

Anonymous said...

Bo we are praying for you, Christi and Addi. We know you will win this fight.

Chad, Deanne, Audrey, Palmer and Carson