Sunday, June 01, 2008

Hello to All, Christi here. We made it through the second lung transplant! Bo still is extremely critical, but he did not start off with as much complications this time as last time. This time the fluid build up wasn't as dramatic and the bleeding the combated before surgery started. He is still on the ECMO machine, but they moved the canules to his neck and legs and closed his chest which will be one less surgery he will have to withstand. We need to pray that they can get his blood pressure under control again from the surgery and can get him off the ECMO machine as soon as possible. To rest assure that we made the right decision to send him into surgery again, the doctor said his left lung was essentially dying, there is a word for it but I forget and that was and is causing his body to inflame. So we need to work on getting the inflammation out as well as everything else. I did get to see him for a moment and he looks as handsome as ever and will have plenty of war wounds to impress the ladies.
I do want to apologize for the people that didn't sleep last night. They told me we would have news around midnight and they did not call me until 6:00 in the morning. Try to get some rest and thank you to everyone that are saying prayers and prayed their heart out at church. God is listening, we now just need a little more strength for Bo to recover from his 3rd surgery.
Thank you to everyone and pray pray pray.
Christi
Please also pray for the families that have lost their loved ones that donated their precious organs to others.

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, and thank you for keeping us posted! Bo is a fighter, is strong, and has faith and will get through this. I am thanking God for bringing him through and continuing prayers for Bo and all of you. I know how hard this is on you Christi, and my heart goes out to you.
Love,
Sherree Clinton

Anonymous said...

Christi and Bo,
We are all here for you and cheering both of you on. You all have handled everything with such grace and I know you all are going to make it through this difficult time. We are all here for you if you need anything. Also thanks so much for keeping us up to date on the blog, it really means a lot to all of us.
We love you both so much,
Candace, Walker and Connor

Anonymous said...

Yeah Bo! And you are worried about our sleep. I hope that you get some sleep. Bo is such a fighter! He is on the mend! I think Brian W. will some stiff competition for the who has the most scars contest now :). I can't wait to see you all! Love, Amy, Shawn, Jacob and Logan

Anonymous said...

This is news we have been waiting for all day! Thank-you for posting, we have been very worried! We know that you ALL will pull through this! We will be waiting to hear even more good news! Stay strong! Love, Chris, Tracey, CJ and Hannah

Anonymous said...

Praise God! We will continue to pray for a speedy recovery with his new lungs.

Love, Alecia and Marshall

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord. I know their is more strength to come from God to bring you through this difficult time. I have also prayed for the families that lost their loved ones in order for Bo to fight his battle. This is the one reason, after many years of thinking about it, that in September on my 60th birthday I became an organ donor. You have my heart & love now, but I would be proud that someone like Bo and this or other families could continue without chemo & other medical means if my organs would help make it easier. You all are in my prayers and yes I got up 3 times last night to check on BO. God continues to be with you and restore your strength. Keep the faith.
Love & Prayers
Granny Carolyn

Anonymous said...

Christi-
This is awesome news! The prayers of the righteous avails much!! We yet have hope!!!
James 5:13-16
Aaron & Paula

Anonymous said...

YAY Bo! I can't imagine how hard this must be on all of you, but stay strong & know you've got thousands of prayers backing you all up.
Thank you too for the updates and handling this difficult time with such dignity and grace. What an amazing inspiration your family is to everyone! Hang in there & lots of love!
Rachel and Nic Gates (Caroline and Mike's friends)

Anonymous said...

If you are reading this and want to help, pray for Bo, Chirsti, and Addi, and become an organ donor tomorrow. Two caring persons have given Bo the gift of life. You can give another deserving person the gift of life, in the event of your death. There is no greater gift that you can give to anyone, and his or her's family. Please think about it and then do it.

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news. We are still praying and sending positive energy to you both.
Karen G.

Anonymous said...

I am so excited! Praise God! Will keep asking for Blessings, lots of them!! Tell Bo he is awesome and never ceases to be amazing!!
Christi you are truly so special to be so strong and caring about just everyone. Thank you again for keeping us informed! Leigh Ann

Mindy said...

I absolutely agree with the previous person who said become an organ donor. We have all experienced the importance of being a donor this past week. To think Bo (and family) have been so blessed with 2 sets of lungs is truly amazing and overwhelming. We will pray for the other families that are dealing with a loss at this time. Keep fighting Johnsons, we will all win this battle against cancer!!!

Love Mindy

Anonymous said...

christi,
would wait a week to hear news like that.. Will keep the vigil going. Bo is a warrior.
Jay

Anonymous said...

All right Bo! What great news to hear as I get to work. Keep strong, keep fighting, we'll keep on praying!

Sara on 9300

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!

Bo you are a fighter, just keep on doing like you are and fighting on. Christi you are amazing, thank you for posting and keeping us all in the loop. I'll keep praying for you all.

Jenn in CA

"Miss Kim" said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow! So glad to get the update. God has been so gracious. We will continue to pray for a speedy recovery.

Stand strong in the Lord and in the power of His might!

Psalm 18:2
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Love,
Miss Kim

BreathinSteven said...

Hi Christi...

Bo is definitely in my prayers... He's been through an incredible journey that most of us will never, ever come near to experiencing -- but I think he has incredible strength -- and he has so very much to live for -- mostly you and Addi...

I'm so happy he's quickly been given a third chance -- I hope with all of my heart that this is what he, and you, and Addi, and all of us who have been following all of you have been waiting for...

Love,

Steve

Anonymous said...

Bo and Christi,
We are so happy the surgery went well. We will keep praying and thinking positive thoughts. Know our arms and many others are wrapped around both of you during this difficult time.
We love you,
Aunt Mary and Uncle Jeff

asawjohnson said...

We just returned from our church picnic where the Rector and congregation is praying for Bo. All Saints' Episcopal Church is praying for Bo to heal, for Christi to have strength, and for Addi to be the wonderful little girl she is.
-Scott, Angie, Anna Scott, and Wade Johnson
Atlanta GA

Cameron's Blog said...

Bo and Christi, Just wanted to let you know that we are thinking about you and praying for Bo to recover and heal from this surgery. We have you on our SS prayer list as well. God is good and I hope that you have been given some peace thoughout all you are dealing with. Love you, The Mott Family.

Anonymous said...

Bo, we've been praying for you ALL day and we're so happy to hear that you've pulled through yet another surgery! You are such an inspiration to all of us! Keep fighting and we'll keep praying!

Chad, Allison and Will Melton

Anonymous said...

I prayed with Katie just a short time ago Christi -- Bo has an angel offering healing.

Rock On Bo!

Peter

Anonymous said...

God's grace is wonderful! You are all in our thoughts and prayers! We pray for peace for you all tonight and God's blessings as the new day dawns.
Love, Donnelle and Jon Graham

Ken & Mystina said...

Thank you for this update. We have been praying and wondering about his condition all day. We are glad to hear that there are some positive changes from the last surgery. We will continue to pray for strength and healing.

Anonymous said...

Bo,
We have never met, but are new neighbors down the street. We have met Christi and Addi, and hope and pray we can have you over for eats and greets when this is all done. We began following your journey months ago after our family had a bout with BAC, not even knowing you lived so close. You and your family are amazing.....an inspiration to us all. We are pulling for you every day.

Heather, Jason, Jackson, Cameron Carlock

Anonymous said...

We are so happy about the news! We will continue to keep you all in our prayers everyday!

Nicki Potter (friends of Mike and Caroline)

Anonymous said...

I am so happy to hear the good news. You are all in my prayers.

Paula Padgett (Lena's friend)

Anonymous said...

God is working his plan. Bo is going to be so amazed at what he has been through when he wakes up. The Johnson and Cain families are an inspiration to all of us. We will keep praying, Bo will keep fighting, and Christi you continue to stay strong.

Thanks for the many updates along the way.

Ashley and Eric

Anonymous said...

We are so happy to read the good news! We will continue to pray for Bo's healing, and Christi's strength, and wisdom for the entire medical team.

Doug and Tracy