Tuesday, December 01, 2009

I apologize for just now posting, no computer and I have been spending as much time as possible with Bo and Addi. Today was a quiet day, we have a great doctor here that is more than willing to let Dr. Crawford call the shots. He is constantly in contact with them. With that being said Dr. Crawford and Susan are coming down tomorrow from Duke to put "eyes" on him and assess the situation from people that have seen him through his battle for 3 1/2 years. I also know that they probably understand that I cannot move through this process without differing to them some way. I value their input and help guidance from them will give us all confidence in decisions being made.
Bo has improved kidney function today, so our decision to keep hydrating him was a good one. He still has a long way to go to have normal function and everyday is a new day, but as we have learned before, stable is good. Bo has other complications as well right now, some minor and some not so minor that we will need to address also. One day at a time, one step at a time. As for now though the prayers for improved kidney function are working, now we also need to pray for reduction of fluid in his 3rd space. (Which, dumb downed for Christi means, swelling in his legs and abdomen) This is tricky because most meds they would use to relieve this are hard on your kidneys, so we wait and try to make Bo comfortable with pain meds until we can decide what to do.
Thank you all for your wonderful support and especially all the love to our entire family. I am extremely grateful to everyone and the kids helping to distract Addi so I can be here as much as possible. We can feel the love and support. I also know it is hard not to come and hug us all here, but thank you for respecting our need to handle Bo delicately right now with no visitors. He exhausts easy and if I know him, he would want everyone to come in and chat for a couple hours. Just know we tell him everyone is thinking about him and he knows he is loved, never doubt that.
I promise will do better keeping everyone informed, I just need to remember to keep a computer handy.
Love to All
Christi, Bo and Addi
PS - Sorry for all the typos, when my posts are long I have a hard time going back to correct my typing and grammar...


Anonymous said...

First - Thank you God for answering our prayers about Bo's Kidneys. We will continue to pray for Bo and for his strength to come through this trial. We have always been here watching your progress Bo. Hang in there and feel the strength that God gives you through all those who are praying for you. You too Christy - our prayers are with you and Bo's family for the strength you need.

Joyce and Howard

Mary T. said...

Christi and Bo,
Know our thoughts, prayers, and overflowing love are with you both. We will continue to send postive thoughts and prayers your way. Please know we are here for you and if you need anything just ask. Tell Bo we love him.

Aunt Mary and Uncle Jeff

Anonymous said...

Thank you god for answering our prayers, please continue to touch & heal Bo. God is GREAT!!! Ya'll are an amazing, strong family. Sending lots of prayers your way.

Audrey, Haven, & Shi

Anonymous said...

So, we will continue to pray and send positive thoughts. I remember a time when we were thrilled with baby steps. So, baby steps each day to a better, stronger Bo. We also pray for wisdom from your great docs. Hold strong Christi and take care!
The Glidewells

Courtenay Wardell(Robert too) said...

From the Smarty Pants Crew:

Bo and Christy - We are lifting you up in prayer and our guiding Angel Jen B. is saying keep fighting. Whatever you need, just let us know. Bo, I know what a fighter you are because I saw how you fought for your heart and that lead you to Christy. Let your heart lead the way!

Anonymous said...

Bo, keep up the fight. You are in all my thoughts and prayers as we - all your many friends and family - help pull you through. God is great and will pull you through.


Anonymous said...

Thrilled with improvement. Thank you so much for your posts.

Love to you, Bo and Addi.

Peony said...

Please know we're thinking of you all and are here if you ever need anything.
Peony, Brendon & Adelaide

Anonymous said...

We are all praying for you. Great news with the kidney improvement, like you said Christi, one day at a time.

Jenn in CA

Anonymous said...

Bo....I wanted to share this verse from Psalms 118:6-7
"The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid...The Lord is with me; He is my helper."

Anonymous said...

Christi, thank you so much for the update! Please continue to send our love to Bo and your family,and know that prayers continue to flow.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the update. We are constantly thinking and praying for you guys. We pray that the doctors today will give the best advice and care you need. Take care.

Love, The Stamey's

Anonymous said...

Christi you are so wonderful. Thank you for the update. My love, hugs and prayers to you, Addi and Bo.

Love you buddy!!

Anonymous said...

The power of prayer is so strong! From my family to yours we are continuing to Pray Hard!!

~Kay Rawlinson

Anonymous said...

Praise God for the somewhat positive report. We have numerous people praying.
Christi-thanks for keeping the post up. It keeps me from bother Mike Mullan as much.
Let us know if we can do anything!!
Paul Taylor

Anonymous said...

Christi, in posts where my eyes fill with tears and my heart fills with worry, you make me crack a smile. That you apologize for delays in posting and for typos is heartwarming. You and I only met the one time but I have gotten to know so much of your personality from your posts here... The apology for typos is just another example of how you put others first and want to take care of things and do it right.

Know that we all appreciate SO much that you take the time to do the posts and keep all of us informed on how you all are doing. We will read through any short post or type with gratitude and appreciation.

As always, keeping Bo, you, and everyone in your circle close in our thoughts and prayers. A constant stream of positive energy crossing your way from Omaha!

Anonymous said...

Hey Christi,

Please tell Bo I am praying for him! You and Addi are in my prayers as well. Please let him know he is such a Hero and so many people are lifting him up right now! Many Blessings sent your way!
Leigh Ann

Anonymous said...

Bovander and Christi,

Hang in there guys. Keep the good news coming. Bo you can do this man, eyes on the prize.

The Robinsons

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for you guys. Keep thinking positively, Bo will make it through this...he's strong and has the best motivation, you and Addi. I'm looking forward to hearing good news.

Tracy Lingo

Anonymous said...

God has worked miracles for you in the past, and I pray daily that he continues to do so. Stay strong and lean on Him for strength and guidance.
Sherree in KS

Anonymous said...

Bo,we are fighting with you,Christi and Addi.Our thoughts and prayers are there,like the hundreds of others.Hope Dr.Crawford and Susan can give you some direction on the major issues.Glad you are with the family Theresa. Uncle Leon and Aunt Marilyn

Charlotte Smarty Pants said...

Thanks so much for sharing your journey with us. We are pulling for you every "breath" of the way. Keep the faith & the fight.

With love, prayers and the power to fight,
Your friends at Charlotte Smarty Pants (Ashley, Jen, Courtenay, Jenny, Tracy & Dana)

Anonymous said...

God brought you to this and he will bring you through it. The strength of your family is nothing short of amazing, so please keep fighting.

Continuous thoughts and prayers with you, Bo and Addi. Love you guys.

Anonymous said...

Bo, Christie, and Family,

Please know that we are praying for and love you all. will continue to pray for your strength.

The Robinsons
Jay, Mel, and Abby

Anonymous said...

Still saying prayers for you guys every single day!!
-Ashley Branham Leimer

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the update. We will continue to pray and send positive thoughts to you, Bo and Addi. Small steps to a full recovery!

PS: Don't worry about the grammar and typos!

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