Thursday, July 17, 2008

Well Bo has done it again, he made it throughout the night without the vent! Yeah...he is on his way out of ICU. All he has to do is control his anxiety, control his CO2 levels (he doesn't really have much say in this, but we can hope he can control it) and keep exercising by walking around without his stroller (soon).
We had a really good day, we watched a movie together and rested a little. We talked about the big picture. All the wonderful things we want to do with our daughter when things get better. Go boating on the lake, we want to walk more trails in the mountains - camping (maybe we will start in the backyard), take her to the movies, visit the zoo and teach her how to fish. We are trying not to focus on the day to day issues and keep our eye on the prize, one small baby step at a time.
Wish Bo luck tonight and some peace.
Love
Christi, Addi and Bo
PS Do not forget about tomorrow night's Addi's Cure Event in Kansas. Thank you all that have spent so much time and effort planning the event. Thank you so everyone that is attending. Bo and I are so sad that we are unable to attend, but I promise you next year it will be one huge party!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Christi-PLEASE give Bo a hug from me! You WILL do the things that you mentioned with your family and all of us- we are ALL praying for you! I love you all very much- keep Bo thinking positive and focused on the great future that you all have together -
Your friend and my love,
MitchyB

mindy said...

Thanks for the update!!! Definetly keep thinking big picture, those are all fun things to do with Addi. Have a good weekend!

Mindy

Anonymous said...

Bo,Christi,Addi, the BIG Picture is you will come to Kansas and Uncle Leon will teach Addi how to fish, we do have the big pond, it is very peaceful back there, and our fish are big channel, we have the hills,not mountains,with wild deer and turkey.We have lots of cows,but no elephants for ADDi to see. I want to hear ADDI's commentwhen you mention fishing with Uncle Leon. Christi,we could even take Bo wading in the creek, like you used to do and get clams.We love you and I'm sure God is grinning at the things you are planning on doing. And we want to be a part of it. Christi let us know how Bo's hand is doing.WE have several people asking.WE are sending power energy to you all, for many different areas,CO2 level down,less anxiety,walking independently,voice your frustrations,but continue to be OUR BO,Addi kiss Mommy and Daddy for us. Aunt Marilyn and Uncle Leon.

Anonymous said...

GREAT Reoort Christy, Our Prayers are being answered. You mentioned to Wish Bo luck tonight and some peace., and I want to remind everyone that luck has nothing to do with this. "Prayers are the answer!

With God's help BO will have GOOD LUCK though!

Jerrold said...

Good news, glad to here you guys are getting off that floor and moving to a new room, and yes all the fun family stuff will keep you all going, keep making progress....

Cameron's Blog said...

Christy,

Sounds like things are progressing slowly but surely. You, Bo & Addie are still in our daily prayers. Keeping the big picture in mind helps you stay focused so stay with that.

God's peace, The Motts

Anonymous said...

Hey Guys,
So happy to hear the positive news!
Bo, Christi, and Addi you will get to do all those things and so much more! You guys are amazing with your strength, your faith, your love for everyone around. Buddy keep up the good healing! Will keep the prayers coming!
Leigh Ann

Anonymous said...

Still praying in Omaha and celebrating another step forward!

L & T

Bret said...

Hi Christi and Bo,

I wanted to let you know that we are all still thinking of you and that Cecil from TelWare was in here today (everything is fine with the phone system...stop worrying!) and he asked about you all. I gave him and Gil the link to your blog so they can all keep up with your progress.

I'm proud of you guys and keep up the hard work!

Love,

Bret

Candace said...

So glad to hear the good news!!!
Enjoy your time with Bo this weekend.
All our love,
Candace and Connor

Robo Boogie said...

Addi's cure event in lawrence was a great success. Good news all around. Sure you have seen it but check the link http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2008/jul/19/fundraiser_assists_lung_cancer_patient/.
Here is to a quick return to the normal room!
Brendon