Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Some news today... Karl's echo showed damage to two valves (mitral and aortic) caused by this sepsis. They both have to be replaced, which unfortunately means open heart surgery, not the much-hoped-for minimally invasive surgery. Pray for us!

Karl will probably be coming home for in-home IV care at the end of this week, for a total of 6 weeks on IV antibiotics (they want to eradicate the infection). After that he will go back in to the hospital for the surgery. The surgery will be followed with 4-5 days hospitalization and 3 months of recovery at home.


  1. wow. you must be feeling a bit overwhelmed right now by all of this. Continued prayers. God will not leave you.

  2. Praying for you and your family. So sorry you are going through this.

  3. This is so hard.

    I am grateful for you that he will be coming home, even with antibiotics. I think you'll feel much better being able to see him and keep an eye on him, making sure he's ok.

    Continuing to pray that the antibiotics are effective and that he is strengthened by his time at home.

  4. We are continuing to pray for Karl and your entire family. Make sure he is taking probiotics (of course, only if allowed by his doctor) because the antibiotics have potential to do damage to his digestive tract. Prayers for you all!


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