Monday, June 02, 2008

First report of the day:

Let me preface this report by saying this is the best information as Christi and Jo understand it from the doctors. There is so much information being given to them that processing and remember all the contingencies can be confusing. So, Bo’s blood pressure is beginning to stabilized somewhat. It is still fluctuating but not at the critically low levels like last night. He has begun to make urine and is not on dialysis. There is some fluid below the lung on the left side that they hope will drain naturally. This is not fluid in the lung but beneath it.

From what we gather, they will attempt to wean him off the ECMO machine sometime today. This would be a very positive step in the right direction so please continue to pray for this.

Bo is fighting and your prayers are giving him strength.

We are posting the information as we get it. Bear with us.

Brian

48 comments:

Anonymous said...

But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.

Isaiah 40:31

Thinking of you and praying hard!
Leigh Anne Thornhill

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the update Brian!

Bo you keep it up Buddy! Team Bo will keep on praying and you keep on fighting!!!
Emily

Anonymous said...

Thank you Brian...I dont know how many times i have refreshed the screen. I dont know how much work I have gotten done because all i want to do is here the news (people will just have to go with out fruit)...and boy is this sound like good news. What a strong man... The prayers are working and the positive thinking is helping out as well.

I love you bo, and i will keep praying for you as i try and get work done.

Thank you again Brian

--Merritt--

Anonymous said...

GOD IS GOOD!

Anonymous said...

Awesome Bo! I see light at the end of the tunnel. We will continue to pray for a speedy recovery.

Alecia

Anonymous said...

While I pray for Bo and his family I must offer a special thanks to you Brian for your communications.

Nicely done!

Peter

Anonymous said...

Great News!! I will be thinking of you all day. Brian thank you for keeping us all updated. GO BO!!

Jenn in CA

Amy Rubin, Hendersonville, NC said...

That is great news!
Bo, you are loved by so many people! It touches my heart to read all the comments. Wow...what an honor to know you.
We had a special prayer for you at my church on Friday night and every chance I get, I ask people to pray for you.
Stay strong!
Christi, I have never met you (and Addi) but you're in my prayers too.

Anonymous said...

Bo, You've almost kicked the tar out of this awful disease! You can't give up now, today shows good things coming on. Keep strong throughout today. Of all the people in the world, I have no doubt that YOU can do this!!

Also, thanks go out to Brian and Christi for keeping us informed; I'm suprised this blog hasn't crashed for all the times we all keep refreshing it!
~Rochelle

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update! I was moved by the folks that urged us all to get listed as orgon donors. I'm all set up! Maybe something we can all do individually this week is donate blood. Even if Bo didn't use any in his surgeries... people all over need this. Just a little action maybe that helps the bigger human family? Thanks for keeping us posted on the highs (and lows). Bombarding you with prayers and positive energy. Sarah

Ken & Mystina said...

Oh I am so glad to see a positive note in this post. Bo and Christi we will continue praying for you. God be with you both.

Anonymous said...

Bo, John and I continue to pray for you and we know that you will pull through this without a doubt. If anyone can, it is you. Sending you and your Family many prayers. You have your entire FIG Family as well praying for you. Elizabeth and John Maddox

Anonymous said...

Christi, We are all so very proud of you for what you have done these past days. Bo is fighting the battle of his life, but you and Addi have given him the will to live and to get past these bad times. No man could have asked for a better wife than what you have been to Bo and you two are soul mates, to be sure. I know he will agree when he comes out from under sedation...which hopefully will be very soon.

Anonymous said...

Bo will pull through. Everybody keep thinking that one thought.

Anonymous said...

Jeremiah 17:7 "Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is".
Aaron & Paula Jackson

Angel Gabi's Daddy said...

Keep it up Bo! It's not an easy fight but everyone is behind you and praying for you as hard as we can!

Sending all our love and prayers buddy!

The Acker Family

Anonymous said...

We are SO happy to read some good news and continue to pray for more. We're keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers and sending you lots of positive energy! Bo, you have a huge army of support backing you, just keep leading the fight!
love,
The Robinsons

Anonymous said...

Today, there are 99,372 individuals just like Bo that are currently waiting for an organ donor match. If you have not done so, whether you are 18 or 65, or anywhere in between, please go to this website, double click on your state of residency, find out how, and then sign up to be an organ donor, today. Up to 50 individuals, just like Bo, could benefit from your gift of life, to save their lives.

The website is:

http://www.organdonor.gov/donor/registry.shtm

Without two caring persons who did decide to give the gift of life, Bo might not have been with us today.

Anonymous said...

not sure that my last post made it, but bo, i'm in cannes, france, and i can't tell you how many times i've left the conference i'm attending to refresh this screen. so, keep making it happen, as you're being followed from around the world. to brian and beastie (christi to the rest of you), katie and i have to keep up via this blog, so thanks so much for keeping us updated.

scott williams

Anonymous said...

Bo,

Keeping fighting! I am praying for you!.

Shannon

Anonymous said...

Christi, you, my lady are a rock! Hang in there. We are all behind you to boost you up and support you through this. You are truly amazing!!!

Bo, you keep on fighting! You will beat this!

Our thoughts, love and prayers are with all of you today and every day!

Anonymous said...

Shout the shout of FAITH! "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights." James 1:17 Keep fighting the good fight Bo and Christi! Brian you are using the talents God has given you to help keep us all updated. You are a blessing to us.
Pray without ceasing.
Jon and Donnelle

Anonymous said...

Hey Bo, I am so excited over your progress. You are amazing again today! Many thoughts and prayers for the family also, those of you who have been at the hospital waiting. Thank you again Christi and Brian for keeping us informed. Tell the Doctors we are praying for them also to help Bo continue to get better. Great big hugs to all,
Leigh Ann

Anonymous said...

It is great to hear this good news and we are all hoping for more to come. All at Allen Marketing are praying and thinking of Bo and the family.

Lisa Allen-Cutlip

Anonymous said...

The entire family is in our thoughts and prayers! Keep up the tough fight Bo - we are pulling for you!

Hope and Jason Burk

The Wiley Clan said...

Christi & Bo,

We continue to pray for Bo and your entire family! You WILL win this battle! :)

Isaac & Jana Wiley

Anonymous said...

This is great news. Thanks for the updates! Christi, tell Bo he needs to hurry up and get better so we can continue the KU-UNC rivalry! Tell him his second favorite Jayhawk is still praying for him! :-) -Jean Casagrande

Anonymous said...

Fight fight fight Bo! It's as if all of the USA is on your side . . hoping, praying and thinking of you and your family! You can do this - God has blessed you. :)

Cristi - you are a rock!

Amy Williams

Jamie said...

Bo, you are doing so awesome! Keep up the fight and you are going to win this battle and we will keep on praying for a successful recovery. Thank you Christi and Brian for keeping up posted. Can't wait to hear more great news! :) Jamie E.

Anonymous said...

Bo--There is a team of folks here at Duke Energy praying for you and your family. The Lord's healing hand is with you now. This "in-house" vigil will continue until you are home with your family.
Patti Barrett (Dave's mom)

Anonymous said...

BO--- we miss you. we are praying for you and your family. You are a strong person. Sending lots of prayers for a speedy recovery..
Brenda Cornell
Pulmonary Rehab

Anonymous said...

My prayers and support to all of you wonderful folks! I have spoken with Mel she is keeping you in her prayers also. As a double recipient of heart lungs x2, she feels very confident about Bo going in for # 2 so early. Her situation was different and she feels this is a definite advantage! She also stated that going in for number 2 with having all the immunosupressed drugs on board is a good thing! She would love to talk with you whenever. Just let me know and I will give her Bo's cell. I felt so much better after talking with her this a.m. and wanted to share this with you!
Again, you are all remarkable!
carmen walser
presby pulmonary rehab

Anonymous said...

Bo.

Just wanted you to know Ive been praying for ya. Called my Granny and put her on the case today. She is in her 80's and prays about 8 hours a day, so I figured she's a good one to have. She said she was going to call her preacher too. So lots of love and prayers to you and your family.

JJ

Anonymous said...

Bo,

We've found a 4' x 6' Rock Chalk Jayhawk Flag that glows in the dark and if you're not on the road to a full recovery soon, we are going to come some night and post it in your front yard for all of the world to see. Get well soon. Your friends in Kansas...we miss you.

Anonymous said...

Bo -
Keep up the good fight and we are praying for you.

Mark and Katherine Crockett

Anonymous said...

Bo keep up the good fight, I am praying that everything is still moving right along smoothly. A nice lady has lent me her computer at the airport so i could check up on my peeps!
I love you all

Anonymous said...

Bo and Christi,

You are both in my thoughts and prayers every single day. Keep fighting, I know you will win this battle.

Stephanie

Anonymous said...

We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Stay strong and keep the fighting spirit! You've got a lot of support behind you!
Blake and Lauren (Bingenheimer) Smith

Anonymous said...

Bo ( Evander )
Have looked up to Lance (Armstrong) for a long time.
I finally found someone that has more will power than him.
almost there. You can do this.
Jay

Anonymous said...

Great news! Go lungs go!

Sara from 9300

carl & noella holt said...

we're praying for you bo. keep fighting we know you can do it. todays blog was such good news. thinking of you and your family in new hampshire carl&noella holt

carl & noella holt said...

we're praying for you bo. keep fighting we know you can do it. todays blog was such good news. thinking of you and your family in new hampshire carl&noella holt

Anonymous said...

He said to me, "My grace is enough for you, for in weakness power reaches perfection." And so I willingly boast of my weaknesses instead, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Therefore I am content with weakness, with mistreatment, with distress, with persecutions and difficulties for the sake of Christ; for when I am powerless, it is then I am strong.

2 Corinthians, 12:9-10

Anonymous said...

Our family prayers for your speedy recovery. Cornelius is a small town and everyone is pulling for you. I know you've got the fight in you. Hang in there!

Anonymous said...

Bo and Christi,

This is such good news! Bo,you are a fighter and I know Jesus is behind you. Our family sends prayers every night for you, especially 5-year old Thomas who always asks how "my very good friend Bo is." I tell him that God is healing you and that you are in his arms, being protected from all the bad germs. I know you will make it with your incredible strength.

All our prayers,
Dave,Susie,Christopher,Katie, Thomas,and the Matthews United Methodist Faith Class

Mindy said...

This is great. Keep fighting Johnsons, one day hopefully you won't have to fight with such intensity but for now keep it going. hugs and kisses to you all.

Love Mindy

Anonymous said...

Hey buddy,

Thought of you often today and found this verse in my reading today.

" We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed and broken. We are perplexed but we don't give up and quit. We are brought down, but God never abandons us. We are knocked down, but we get up again and keep on going." 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

If there was ever a verse in God's Word to describe my never give up warrior friend - this is it!

Love you buddy! I'm praying you're feeling God's presence while you recover!

Steve

Anonymous said...

Bo,

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, and I remain duly impressed by your amazing fight. You are incredible, and you shall prevail.

I still reflect upon how supportive you were of me as a young lawyer--even taking me to dinner on your own birthday, just so I could make contacts-- although we had no preceding personal relationship, and you knew me only as another Sigma Nu. Your graciousness has never gone unnoticed or unappreciated. I can only imagine the number of lives you have similarly touched.

Love and respect,
Trip Coyne

Brian, your work in keeping us all current means a lot to a lot of people. Thank you.