Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Hello to all! We have now officially made it 48 hours and counting. For those of you following previous posts, this means tomorrow morning they will again discuss moving Bo out of ICU and into "step down", a regular room. I am a little hesitant to talk like this because first I do not want to jinx ourselves, but second Duke runs on their own time. So they say tomorrow, but I could certainly see us getting the approval tomorrow and then have it not happen until after the holidays. (I have learned that although the hospital is open on the Fourth of July, that doesn't mean everyone is working and things of this nature will get done) But hopefully tomorrow afternoon I will be posting from Bo's "regular room."
Bo is doing well and trying to adjust to all this fussing that everyone is doing. Everyone in ICU is so excited for Bo. Today I had a surreal reminder on how things could have turned out when one of our favorite nurses was talking to me and I knew something was going on in the room she was in charge of today. I asked her how she was doing and she immediately teared up All I could think to do was hug her and remind her that she helped save my husbands life. Not that Bo's life is any more important, but that she has a very difficult job, she does her job well and we will forever be indebted to her for her kindness, abilities and friendship. The nurses in ICU are truly inspirational people with the work they do and how quickly they care. (I do keep threatening them that when we walk out of ICU that I will "forget" to tie the back of Bo's gown as we walk out. hehehehe) I am so excited for this next step, but a little sad to be leaving my "friends" that have taken care of me as much as Bo for the past 6 weeks. (6 weeks, can you all believe that)
Take care and I will post again tomorrow as soon as I hear anything
Christi, Addi and Bo


Anonymous said...

I can't even begin to imagine how you are feeling right now...both of you! What an amazing 2 days...and you just might be in step down by the holidays like you wanted!! You guys have come so far and have been so strong through it all! Congratulations! You two are my heroes!!

Rachel and the kids

Anonymous said...

Woohoo!!!!!!!! That's really great news!
-Jean C

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! This is amazing news.

Candace said...

We are so excited for you guys. what great news to hear, you made my night.

Anonymous said...

Man this is wonderful. What a great thing to share with everyone at Addi's Cure Fund Raiser in Lawrence, Kansas on July 18. I well be there!
Love, Aunt Marlene from Kansas

Anonymous said...

Christi, you are a SWEETHEART for giving that nurse a HUG,don't hesitate to not ever do that,when I read tonight, I got on the phone and talked to Heidi,our Angel that took care of ELSIE,this has been 4yrs ago the 28th, I can't imagine BO not being special to anyone that has taken care of him,he's their inspiration of everyday I'm sure.Give Addi a hug for us. LOVE Uncle Leon and Aunt Marilyn

Anonymous said...

I'm going to have to say it. AMAZING!!


Anonymous said...

Christi and BO,
Wow! When Bo gets started there is no stopping him!!! We are so excited that he has gone 48 hours and still counting. I hope you will be in your own room soon. It will be a another step toward walking out of Duke.
Love, hugs, prayers, and laughter to all three of you.

Aunt Mary and Uncle Jeff

Anonymous said...

This will be one 4th of July that you guys will all remember and Bo is the grand finale of the fireworks. He ROCKS!!!

Robert M.

P.S. If you leave his gown untied then that will be a a 4th the hospital will always remember. LOL!! Go for it....

Anonymous said...

you're my hero bo johnson and you never cease to amaze me.

i hope you guys have a great holiday.

i miss you and love you all!!


Anonymous said...

Please say a prayer for Gary and Ethel Pettijohn of Topeka, Kansas. Early this morning they lost their only Daughter, Vickie Bohl, age 49, to liver cancer. They have both supported Bo through prayer since he was diagnosed.


Anonymous said...

to quote Addi "AWESOME"!!!

Jenn in CA

PS. take photos of the perp walk out!! (ok the clothed side only)

Anonymous said...


Another hill man. Just a few more hours. Won't quit, can't quit.
Proud of you dude, we all miss the hell out of you.