Sunday, June 01, 2008

Another late post, but necessary for your prayers. While we felt good about Bo coming out of the 2nd transplant today, his blood pressure remains very low tonight. We need the blood pressure to come up so they may perform a perfusion test on his lungs. Normally this would have happened by now to test to see how the new lungs are working, but due to the low blood pressure the doctors have not been able to do this yet. Please pray this rises. Additionally, we need him to produce urine. After surgery the doctors removed him from dialysis for a short time but placed him back on this evening. Once they see good urine flow, then we can move away from dialysis.

Bo is fighting and with your prayers we will conquer this. Your support, thoughts, and comments have meant so much to the family so please continue to build their strength. I see first hand how your comments nourish the entire family’s heart so please keep the support coming!

We’ll post any updates as they are available.

Brian

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bo, we are so proud of you! You are standing strong and fierce. Hold tight to your motivation and your faith to know that soon, you will be hangin' with you girls!!!

Anonymous said...

Keep it up Bo! We'll be checking on you through the night.

Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. May angels guide me throught the night and wake me in the morning light.
-Jean C

Anonymous said...

Hey Bo . . . Jeff & BJ here buddy. Just want you to know that we believe in you and are praying for you. Keep fighting, and we'll see you again soon!

Anonymous said...

God Bless those and the families of those who choose to be organ doners. None if this would be possible without the gift of life from others.

Lets pray Bo can keep winning these little battles and win this war.

Anonymous said...

I will pray for you Bo -- and to the family be steadfast - we are here for you.

Rock on Bo!

Peter

Anonymous said...

Bo,
We will not stop praying throughout the night.morning,noon & night again.
We are praying for an increase in BP and Pee Pee in your pants man. We love you all and look forward to good news soon. Keep the faith and the fight. You all are so strong and God will not let you down.
Love & Prayers
Granny Carolyn & Cliffie

Shi said...

Hey Bo this is Shi Audrey's daughter. Your one of the nicest people I've ever met and I wish nothing but the best for you. Stay strong Bo we believe in you we'll pray. Gods with you and he'll never stop trying and he will succeed

Anonymous said...

Bo and Christi,
Stay strong. You are not alone in this fight. So many people are here for you. They are praying and sending positive thoughts and feelings. We may not be there physically with you, but our hearts are right there next to you. Thank you for keeping us connected with the Blog. We will continue to check and pray.
Love,
Aunt Mary and Uncle Jeff

Anonymous said...

Thank you Brian so much, It is hard to not be there physically...but with your help i am able to send prayers and as much strength to Bo and family.

I love you Christi, Bo, and everyone else so much. Bo is so strong, and with your positive thinking and pure hearts he will get through this... You're always in my thoughts and prayers, and that will never change.

Keep being strong and role models to us all

Love
Merritt

Anonymous said...

Bo,

I'm betting that brain of yours is probably marketing a plan to your inner organs to "hurry it up" - Practice patience; for your hopes will be heard, your strength will be felt, and soon He will help you to heal! Keep fighting, hang in there and never give up!!!

Anonymous said...

I check the blog as often as I can to see any updates. I have to thank Brian for keeping us posted so we don't all go crazy and I thank everyone else for all the support they have given to my sister and to Bo. They are both wonderful people and so very strong. Keep fighting the good fight and we all look forward to the next blog.
Goodnight from Iowa,
Crystal

Anonymous said...

There are prayers from Maine to Florida, California to Washington State, and of course the Carolinas!!! We hope that you feel them all coming your way with love, support, faith and hope!!!
We will anxiously await the next update and contiue to pray for GOOD NEWS!!! May God be with you ALL!!!
Chris and Sharie Rice

Anonymous said...

Bo,

All I can say is...I love ya man! I don't know if I have prayed for anyone harder. You already know this buddy ...but you way over married yourself! Your bride is a one in a TRILLION special kind of lady! When you recover... you owe her BIG TIME!!!God is good buddy...all the time!

Steve

Anonymous said...

Come on Evander/Christi we are almost there. Lighting a candle to get that BPH up.
Jay

Anonymous said...

A million prayers are coming your way from all over the country...continue to fight!! You can beat this damn thing. Christi...you are an inspiration...amazing! Stay positive! Angie

Anonymous said...

Stay strong, Bo! We are praying for you in Mississippi.

Anonymous said...

Fight the good fight Bo and raise that BP. Christi, you are in our prayers for strength, courage, and peace of mind. You are all in HIS hands. God loves you. Brian, the posts from you and Christi have helped everyone stay connected. We so appreciate the info. Praying 24 hours a day.
Jon and Donnelle

Anonymous said...

I have been reading the blog and staying up to date for over a year. What a courageous fight !
What wonderful love and support you all have !
You are all in our thoughts and prayers......
Cheryl Slack and Susie

Anonymous said...

Bo - Nick and Mary Kay Guillaume from Atlanta checking in, raising you, your family, your doctors, and everyone else involved up in prayer.

ET in Minneapolis has recently let me know about your battle.

You are a strong, Christian man, surrounded by amazing people. Kick this thing to the curb, you've got marketing to do!


Nick

Anonymous said...

Hey Bo, Thinking about you this morning and praying and praying. You are so brave! God Bless you today with more miracles I pray!
Leigh Ann

Ann Tant said...

Christi, we are best friends of Janet & Bruce.

We are praying hard for Bo and all family. Had a very special prayer for Bo Sunday at church. He is on 3 prayer lists at churches close to us. Hang in and know that prayers are going up constantly.

Ann & Jim Tant

Anonymous said...

Stay strong all of you. You are amazing and inspirational. God will work his wonders. Keeping you all so very very close in our hearts and our prayers. You will conquer this! You will!!!

Anonymous said...

Bo, Christi and Addi,

Christ is before you, Christ is behind you and Christ is beside you....with so so many others. My wife Pat and I met you all several months ago, who has Stage IV NSCLC and we are now doing a extensive clinical trial in Boston at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, which for the first time seems to be making a difference. I know first hand that God will open doors for you to go through and he has opened so many for you all. Bo is one heck of a survivalist and with you and so many others praying, he will be strengthened. I pray for total functions of all organs as his body heals. Hold Onto Hope!!!!

Tim and Pat Kitts

Anonymous said...

Bo and Christi,
My prayers have been with you every step of the way. I leave VA today and will pray all the way to the NC coast as I head home and eagerly check for the good news on the blog. Don't ever give up!!!!!
Kay

Anonymous said...

Think about being able to golf a round at Augusta with Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Tiger Woods

Katie Smith said...

I was brought to your site through Mckenna Johnson's mom, Krista. Sending many thoughts and prayers your way. Asking God to grant healing for Bo, strength for his family, and wisdom for his Doctors. God Bless each of you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Bo!
It's Brian's Mom again.
I know that when you were a little boy, your Mom told you "don't pee in bed!", but it's okay this time, so pee away!
Keep getting really, really mad about cancer and raise your blood pressure!
I bet you never even dreamed that people would ever pray to God that you would pee in bed or raise your blood pressure!
Our thoughts and prayers are always with you.
Brian's Mom & Dad

Anonymous said...

Tippi anmd Stephen again. Keep up the fight Bo! We are praying for you Buddy.

Anonymous said...

Bo,

We begin our day again praying for you from Michigan. I know you are well aware of how amazing you wife is but, I just had to tell you anyway, Christi is amazingly strong and loves you along with all of us. Keeping fighting!!

Theresa and Kevin

Anonymous said...

Bo, you are so strong! Keep fighting. We all love you!
MitchyB

Anonymous said...

Hey Bo. It's Freedom. Ready to see your chipper self up and runnin around especially with that beautiful wife and lil girl of yours. Jon and I send all our love and we are thinking about all of you. Take care and I'll continue to read read read.

Anonymous said...

What an inspration to read through all these and see how many people are pulling for you Bo. By far, my favorite is Brian's Mom telling you to pee in the bed and raise your blood pressure. There are two things to pray for, for sure! You are a rock Christi.
Love,
Kristen

Anonymous said...

Christi you are such a blessing for our family. I love you so much.

Bo keep fighting and being the strong determined man we know and love!!!!

The rest of the family i love you so much and keep being postive and believing...MIND OF MATTER...we would not have made it this far if we didn't all belive in it.

I love you all and send you lots of love and hugs and sunshine from ATL.

-MT-

Anonymous said...

Bo,
Our thoughts are with you each and everyday. Keep fighting strong. We send up many prayers for you and your family. Many blessings, Barbara and Travis Moore

Anonymous said...

Johnson Family,
We continue to send prayer and thoughts your way. Let all the positive thoughts and prayers lift you up and give you the strength that you need to make it through this last set of hurdles.
Kepp looking forward and moving forward!
We love you!!!
The Glidewell Clan

Anonymous said...

Christi you're such a strong, amazing person for Beuford and Addi. And Bo is strong too, he will get through this and be stronger than ever. I can't wait to open the blog and start reading about his recovery!
Love you!
XOXO,
Tracy

Anonymous said...

A group of us from N.C. were at the first ever lung cancer summit in Chicago and learned of Bo's transplant (Jerrold was there!). There was a lot of hope at the summit for lung cancer patients, and we are all hopeful and positive about Bo's outcomes with this second transplant. You and your family remain in our thougths and prayers as always. From your good friends at the N.C. Lung Cancer Partnership,
xoxo
Amy Cipau

Anonymous said...

Bo and Christi,
You are constantly in my prayers and thoughts. Bo, can't wait to, again, see your zeal for life at our pulmonary "gym" classes.
God's blessings,
Jeanne

Holly Hodge said...

Hi Bo- I am Joe Hodge's wife and I just wanted to send my best wishes and let you know the I am and have been praying for you. Stay strong! I hope that with God's hand and the great love of your beautiful family you will have a sppedy full recovery. I will continue to keep you and yours in my prayers. We are all behind you 100%!!!

Holly Hodge

Anonymous said...

Hi Bo. I went to school with Tracia, so I saw you a lot in your "little brother" years. I am praying for God's Grace and your recovery..as well as God's Peace for Christi and Little Addi and the rest of the family. I can't imagine what you all are going through. Whitney Brown Corrigan

Anonymous said...

Everyone is praying for your speedy recovery. If anyone has the strength to get through this, it's you, Bo!

Anonymous said...

Still praying like crazy in Omaha! Go Bo, we know you can do it. Christi, stay strong and know that we are all there with you in spirit. Your strenght and devotion are amazing.

Read the news today that Senator Kennedy has been sent to Duke for his tumor surgery and was to undergo it today. That news just adds more confidence to our already high esteem for the facility you have chosen for treatment. I mean, any place that the Kennedy's decide to send their beloved son must have been chosen for that same reasons you chose them, the best of the best of the best...and they can afford to go anywhere! You are in amazing hands and we all are sending all our prayers your way.