Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Ok- some more information and clarification from Christi:

The doctors met with the family a little while ago to give an update. In short Bo’s new lungs are swollen with fluid as a result from the transplant. It is not an infection but carries similar characteristics. Basically fluid buildup can happen once blood restored to the newly inserted organ. The doctors are saying it could be days or weeks before the swelling goes down. The best remedy is to give the lungs a chance to rest and heal. He will remain sedated in ICU under careful watch.

There have been other cases with the same problem. In fact the family just met a gentleman at Duke that had the same complication with his lung transplant 4 months ago. So while this is very serious, the doctors are optimistic.

Please continue to pray for Bo and the doctors. Any developments will be posted.

Brian

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bo we all know you can do this! Still praying for you, the doctors, and the Johnson family.

Keep winning!
Ashley

Anonymous said...

Go Bo! Go Bo! Keep fighting my friend .. . . you can do it!

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family from Greensboro.

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you and the family! Fight, fight, fight.

Anonymous said...

This Johnson family is praying for your Johnson family! Prayers and love from Minnesota and your Allianz Family and friends!
We love you Bo!
Krista Johnson

Anonymous said...

Bo,we love you!! Keep fighting!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Bo,we love you!! Keep fighting!!!!!

Amy Rubin said...

There are lots of people in Hendersonville praying for you, Bo! We have a direct line to God and He will answer. Keep fighting, my friend. I love you!

Anonymous said...

We love you, BO!!! We are praying for you!!!!

sTEPHEN AND tIPPI

Anonymous said...

Evander,
Keep fighting.
Jay

Anonymous said...

Kate would remind us that "principle knows no precedent" Bo -- each moment is yours and healing is present in the eyes of God.

Be well -- be strong -- you, Christi, and Addi are in my prayers -- and I know Kate is watching and offering her strength as our angel.

I will check the blog constantly

Peter Macon

Anonymous said...

Bo you keep fighting and we'll keep praying.

Jenn in CA

Anonymous said...

Bo and Christi, my thoughts and prayers are with you. You are strong people with a loving network of friends, family, and prayer chains. I pray that you have the courage, strength, and sense of humor you need to come out the other side.

Charrise in Indiana

Banks said...

Bo, we are all with you! I am so excited about your new beginning. I know it is tough at this time, but it will pass. You are in the thoughts and prayers of many. Stay strong friend and never, ever allow yourself to think anything but the most positive of thoughts. We are all by your side.

Love you pal,

Banks

Anonymous said...

marshall and i are praying for you. you are the strongest person i know and your strength will pull you through. you have so many people that love and care for you and so much to live for. we look forward to your speedy recovery.

love ya buddy,

alecia