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An update for those of you praying for Bill. His wife reports that he appears to be resting without pain due to the insertion of the ventilator. He's being kept completely sedated and remains in septic shock with a continued core temperature of 102. Today he was able to have the TEE heart scan (bedside) and they discovered that the heart is affected at the infection going to the wires to his heart from his defibrillator.
Kidneys are failing so hopefully he'll be put on bedside dialysis (because of his many other chronic health problems there are many things to be worked out). His body is changing from hour to hour on what his care needs to be at this point. Then they will try to clean out the infection at various sites starting with his back. With each area cleaned out the antibiotics will work better...Right now the antibiotics just seem to have arrested the spread of new sites which, in itself, is a praise. He'll have to be sent to another hospital to have the defibrillator wires and the generator removed from his heart where the infection is. It sounds like that won't be anytime soon because he needs to be stabilized. Thank you for joining me in prayer, not only for Bill, but for his wife Yvonne as well.