Monday, July 14, 2008

Good Evening Everyone - Things here are stable. Nice to stay. Bo did a couple of tests today that he passed with flying colors. It doesn't really change anything other than we know that he is healing. He took the swallow test, which allows him to swallow his medicines and chew up ice chunks. Once he has the procedure that will help control his acid reflux then he will be able to eat more. That isn't scheduled for a while though, so Bo is a little frustrated with the lack of eating but knowing that he swallows properly.
Bo is talking more and more, he can only do it for a short amount of time with the valve in, but it is wonderful to hear him talk and be able to describe what he is feeling. (Currently it is frustrations, but I am just glad he can express anything)
Tonight they are going to try and leave him off the vent and see how tired he gets. So wish him lots of prayers for his CO2 to keep going down, the strength and patience to withstand the need for the vent, and pray that Bo can get a little sleep tonight, Sleep is not an easy thing to do in a hospital.
Christi, Addi and Bo


Anonymous said...

Dear Bo,
So glad to hear you have your voice back. Lou and I will be gone for 2 weeks and will not be leaving messages. We will pray that when we return you will be out of ICU. Stay positive. It really does help.
We love you.
Shelly and Lou

Anonymous said...

I hope you had a good night's rest.

Jenn in CA

Anonymous said...

I pray for you two every night. We miss you so much at the office. It was so good to see our little Addi when she came in the office last week. You both get some rest. Love and prayers, Pam