Thursday, July 03, 2008

As of 1:00 Bo is officially out of ICU! We are both a little nervous, but excited at the same time. Candice was the perfect nurse this morning, she just cut the cord and said see ya! Bo's CO2 levels we up some last night, which is what held up the transfer this morning from the doctors. They are going to watch him extremely close and make sure those levels go down to a better range. They were trending down this morning which is why they went ahead and discharged him to "step down"
Now our main goal is to walk, walk, walk. This really is the best way to combat the CO2 levels, so this is what we will do. The nurses on his floor were so excited to have him that they actually came back to ICU to tell him that! I am afraid he is going to get a big head with all these woman fussing about him, but we all know there is enough of Bo to share the love. The more people that love him the better. He is still very limited on visitors at this time due to his inability to talk (hopefully that will be taken care of after the holiday) because of his immune system they really limit any visits to max 15 minutes and they want to know who has already been exposed to him, just until his body acclimates more, and they also are closes monitoring and giving him medicines. So hopefully we can open the doors to a few people coming up to say hi, until then I will wait to give the word.
Thank you everyone for your prayers, please keep praying that Bo stay healthy (no infections during this transition) and that he continues to keep getting stronger and stronger.
Love to all
Christi, Addi and "Step Down" Bo
PS I do have to say we have truly come full circle, the nurse from way back in the day that checked us into the hospital, May, is Bo's nurse right now! She wasn't letting anyone else touch him.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!! I am so proud of you Bo!!! You have come so far!! What a great way to start the holiday weekend! I look forward to reading more good news over the weekend! Start walking...

Love you guys,
Rachel

Anonymous said...

Yeah!!! I'm so happy for you all! I'm doing the Carlton right now and I bet Alecia is doing it at FIG as well! Go Team Bo!!! Love, Amy, Shawn, Jacob and Logan

Anonymous said...

Talk about an independence day! Awesome job, Bo!!! We are all so very proud of you.

Sara 9300

Anonymous said...

What great news Christi. Thanks for the great news to start the long weekend. Now tell Bo to get off his can and walk, walk, walk...
Chris, Tracey, CJ and Hannah (CJ and Hannah are really excited by the great news)

Anonymous said...

Talk about Independence Day.

Good job boss!!

~Roachy

The Meyers said...

Yeah!!! Congratulations on moving out of the ICU. That is awesome!! (Addi's new favorite word right?)
We are so excited by all your process. Way to go BO! We miss you.

Lots of Love,
Theresa, Kevin, Andrew, and Audrey :)

Anonymous said...

This is the BEST news ever! I cannot imagine what you ALL have been through. Please keep posting and let's appreciate this wonderful gift!

Love You,
MitchyB

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful milestone to celebrate on Independence Day weekend! We are going to run around the yard with sparklers like silly kids just for you Bo! You just keep amazing us with your accomplishments and strength. Keep up the hard work. We are going to walk walk walk ourselves this weekend to honor you and support your effort.

You ROCK!!!

T & L - Omaha

Anonymous said...

That is awesome!! I am so happy for you guys! Laurie

Kathryn said...

woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!! way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Now it's time for fireworks and a REAL celebration! it's Independance Day from the ICU!!!!!

my love to you all,

Jenn in CA

Jerrold said...

Great news, one step at a time, make all visitors wear mask and use the hand gel.

Anonymous said...

AWESOME!! I AM SO HAPPY I HAVE GOOSE BUMPS!!
Bo you are one step closer to fried chicken in Kansas. Love Mom

Mindy said...

I know I have goose bumps as well. Congrats on the step down. You are working so hard and it is paying off. Have a great weekend Johnson's. You are amazing!!!!

xo Mindy

Anonymous said...

I teared up a little when I read this...its amazing how much can change in one little month...babysteps in the right direction...I am literally jumping for joy and ready to call everyone and fill them in...Great job BO!!! You have the most awesome cheerleaders so keep it up buddy!

Anonymous said...

Bo, Christi, and Addi, Happy Independence Day! Every fireworks display tomorrow should go off in your honor! As we watch the colors light up the night sky, we will thank God for answered prayers.
Love to All,
Jon and Donnelle

Anonymous said...

AWESOME news!!!

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful news!!!! So proud of you guys Also, thankful for the awesome support system you have--both in the hospital and all around the country. Keep looking up and drawing closer.

Blessings,

Randy & Kaye Ellington

Anonymous said...

Great news! What a wonderful blessing and answer to prayer! God bless you all.

Ed and Lib Connell

Angel Gabi's Mommy said...

What an accomplishment! It is obvious prayers are being answered. We will definitely continue to send more your way. Keep up the fantastic work and listen to your #1 little cheerleader...Go Daddy Go!!!

Jason, Micah, Gracie, Angel Gabi, and Kinsley Acker

Anonymous said...

Bo,
You are the best. I can't wait to see you back in Las Vegas and I'm buying the steak dinner. We love you a lot and are soooo excited by your amazing on going recovery. We pray every day for you to stay healthy and to keep getting stronger.
Shelly and Lou

Anonymous said...

Hey Bo and Christi,
Fireworks in deed as I am reading the most awesome news! Bo you are incredible! Happy 4th to you guys!
Hang in there Buddy! You're the Best! Leigh Ann