Friday, June 27, 2008

Well Bo did it, he made it 10 hours and 45 minutes off the vent! He still has yet to let himself sleep off the vent, but I know in time he will be able to do it. He has come so far that I know he can do it. (I did mention to him today, (I was trying to ease his anxiousness,) that he didn't have a brain transplant, he had a lung transplant. His brain works fine, well, as well as it did before, and that it would tell your lungs when to breathe. He rolled his eyes at that one. My Bo is certainly coming back)
He also initiated walking 3 times so far today. 400 feet, 650 feet and 400 feet respectively. It is very Bo'ish to see him walk. As he walks he has to head nod to all his new friends and they are all hollering "Way to go Bo" A couple of nurses even told me that he invited them to come and stay at our house for a small vacation when they had time off. (Now I know Bo is coming back to me)
I am trying to not let myself get to excited, but I feel like Addi and I might have to go out to dinner and celebrate Mommy at least having a good day!
Christi, Addi and Bo
PS - They did take the final 2 tubes out! We are tube free! (Well except for the feeding tube, trach, and catheter, but I think those do not really count) Bo is much more comfortable that is what really counts.


Anonymous said...


I've not posted before, but I have been reading your updates each day. We at Gymboree have all been following Bo's progress and praying for you. I am so happy for you and how well things are going so far. And I was happy to see you were able to take Addi to Gymboree there!

Continued best wishes.

Lisa Kabasakalian
and all the Staff at Gymboree of Lake Norman

Anonymous said...

That is so AWESOME! We all know Bo is on the right path if he is: a) rolling his eyes and b) head nodding at all of his friends!

Way to go! Thanks for the great update!

Anonymous said...

I have been out of town all week. Just got caught up on the blog. Bo is a miracle man. Cannot believe he has come so far in just one short week. I am so proud of him and all of you. Hang in there Christi you well have your man home before you know it.
Aunt Marlene from Kansas

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you all! I've been out of town too but i just got back to read the updates and it sounds like ya'll have been very busy in my absence. Tell Bo he is truly a walking mirical (you're not the only one spelling challenged) man. All three of you are in my thoughts every day along with the Drs. and Nurses. You all are doing great work and you can tell them a Tarheel said that.

Love to you all,
Jenn in CA

Anonymous said...

That is totally Bo inviting everyone over, I LOVE it!!! He is making so much progress, I am so so happy :) I hope you and Addi girl did go out to celebrate!