Saturday, May 30, 2009

Medical Update

Thanks everyone for all your support and phone calls. We are in Chicago at Northwestern Memorial Hospital awaiting heart surgery on Monday. Cardiologists at Billings Clinic detected an infection on Jay's heart wall and med-evacuated us in the middle of the night Friday to Chicago, so he could have the surgery done by the same cardiac surgeon who worked on him before. In a normal heart, the body can clear such an infection with antibiotics, but with a foreign organ (Jay has a cow valve), the body usually cannot clear it. So it is most likely we will replace the valve.


  1. Hope everything goes well with the surgery. My thoughts are with you both.

  2. Jay,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Heidi and David

  3. Jay, I'm so sorry to hear of this news! Man! I'll throw up some prayers for you. Looking forward to visiting with you soon.
    All my best, Mark

  4. We Weaver's wish Jay a speedy recovery and our prayers are with your whole family!
    -Adam Weaver

  5. i have no doubt that you will come out of this stronger. Dont let anything bring you down.