Saturday, June 28, 2008

We had another great Saturday, it is truly humbling to think how far we have come. Numerous nurses, doctors, residents and everyone stops by to check on Bo and see his progress. He is still not fully aware of everything he has gone through and accomplished (the doctors think is it best to not tell the fully story until later, they do not want to overwhelm him) but my we have come far.
Today Bo walked 2700 feet total. The breakdown goes 1000 with a little oxygen, then 700 with nothing assisting him and another 1000 with nothing assisting him. On top of that he has been of the vent since 9:30 am and still going strong. But that isn't the best part, today he allowed himself to fall asleep with the vent off for the first time! Yeah! This is huge in himself gaining confidence. This is the first step (of many) that will get him to the wonderful 48 hours he needs to get out of ICU. My how I would love for him, Addi and I to celebrate the 4th of July together. I certainly do not want to get ahead of myself and we will work something out if he is still in ICU, but how great would that be!
Everyone sleep well also.
Christi, Addi and Bo


Anonymous said...

WOW this is great news. those baby steps are really piling up now, off the vent for 12 PLUS hours and walking all over the place. BO ROCKS!!! And so do Christi Addi.

who needs fireworks when you have excitement like this!!!

Jenn in CA

Anonymous said...

This is awesome news! You'll know he's totally recovered when in addition to inviting the nurses over for a party he starts setting them up with his friends. ;)

Y'all are doing so great, congrats Bo!!!!

Sara 9300

Anonymous said...

FABULOUS news!!! Way to go Bo! You can do it!!!!!!!!!!!

The Faunces

Anonymous said...

Belly laughs and tears of happiness from Omaha!! Hearing you describe the "Bo-ness" coming back made me laugh so hard. I remember when I met Bo in CostaRica. The head bob and eye rolling were characteristics that immediately endeared him to me. He is such a funny and sweet guy and he loves you so much. All he talked about was you and wishing you were with him when we were there. When we visited you at your home, I could immediately see why.

I know that Bo IS working hard for BOTH his girls and will be out of ICU before you know it. This awful dream will be a memory soon and you two will move on to your future filled with enjoying every moment of your lives and Addie's life.

Thanks for sharing such fun notes with all of us and letting us get a glimpse of the return of "Bo"!


Anonymous said...

Christi, Bo, and Addi,
What great news!! Bo is working so hard. We are so happy for all of you. He has come so far these last weeks. We will keep sending positive feelings your way and always keep you all in our prayers.
Aunt Mary and Uncle Jeff

Anonymous said...

That is such wonderful news. It gets better and better each day. Keep doing great Bo...... :) :)

Robert M.

Anonymous said...


Amazing progress! Steady, steady progress. Great work!

Every time I read this blog I optimistically expect another step forward and you never let us down. Hang in there!

John Hettwer

Anonymous said...

What fantastic news! I have goosebumps from reading the post. All of you are amazing! Bo keep up the good work. Christi and Addi keep on as you are. You are an inspirational trio for sure.

Anonymous said...

So, it sounds like the Johnson family stubborness is paying off! Keep up the great work and continue to look forward with positive eyes and thoughts.
We continue to send prayers to you.
The Glidewell Group

Anonymous said...

Bovander HOlyfield,

Won't quit, can't quit. you guys are knocking it out of the park. I hope you get your wish Christi, you guys have earned it. Eyes on the prize.
Jay and Dylan

the hausers said...

congrats guys. We are thinking of you.