Monday, July 28, 2008

Good Evening Everyone - I hope that everyone is doing well and staying patient. We are working on getting stronger and stronger. Today we ran the same of working on getting our diaphragm stronger. The best thing for that is to sit on a trach trial without the vent. And then they are putting Bo back on the vent at night to rest himself. This morning we could only briefly talk with the doctors, so tomorrow Dr. Steele is going to come by and talk with us about more pulmonary exercises we can do and maybe tweaking our path to be the most beneficial for Bo getting out of the hospital. It is my understanding that we are waiting on a nerve function to heal itself and to work the diaphragm more efficiently. So hopefully tomorrow I will have more to report and our path for the next week.
Take care and rest up
Love
Christi, Addi and Bo

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Christi and Bo,
Please know we are thinking about you and hoping the diaphragm will get stronger and stronger. We know the two of you are a great team. If anyone can help Bo get a stronger diaphragm, we know Christi is a great trainer!! Remember baby steps and each step leads closer to home.
We love you and send you lots of hugs, love, prayers, and lot of laughter.
Love,
Aunt Mary and Uncle Jeff

Jerrold said...

Hey guys I guess I will have to pop up to Duke breaking hospital protocol and deliver a karaoke machine, and bag pipes to strengthen the diaphragm;...Remember patients, you all are just getting all your roadblocks out the way early and up front, where the rest of us spaced ours out… IT GETS EASIER

Anonymous said...

Hi Bo, Christi, and Addi. I have been in Washington, DC and have been anxious to check up on Bo's progress. I have gone back and read all of your posts since I left. You are still in our prayers and we are awaiting the day you get to leave and go home. Keep taking those steps forward and know we love you all. Glad Addi got to play with Peyton, Patterson, and Preston. I know they had fun.
Love to All.
Donnelle and Jon

mindy said...

hey guys,

just to give you a heads up, we are working really hard on TAT 08 and it is going to be bigger and better than last year. Bo, I promise if you get out the hospital you don't have to direct traffic this year.....so no need to stay in there haha take care. miss you guys.
mindy

Anonymous said...

Miss you man! Can't wait for December, don't think I forgot. It was so great hearing your voice this weekend. The 5 B's wasn't the same without you. Love you all.
Lee, Tina and Mia.