Renewed Prayer Request

November 27, 2010

Last night Mark’s fever returned. The doctors were alarmed since it was a fever from an unknown source that destroyed his mitral valve in the first place. We are all hoping that it is the result of the surgical trauma to his body and not infection. It would be almost normal at this point to have some fever. They don’t want to give him antibiotics because they would mask an infection and prevent us from being able to identify it.

Mark is happy to have had almost all if the IVs and tubes removed except for a chest port. They can draw blood and give him further medication through this port.

Please pray that the fever goes away and stays away. That the infection will be gone and not attack any other organ. We covet your prayers! Thank you. ~ Kristina

14 Responses to “Renewed Prayer Request”

  1. Carol O Says:

    thanks for the updates. keeping Mark in my daily prayers

  2. Franny Whitcomb Says:

    The church will pray as we gather this morning.

  3. Shelley Perkins Says:

    Praying for wisdom for the doctors to find the source of the fever. And for stamina for both of you. We remember that our God is the great healer and nothing is beyond what he can fix.

    We will keep our eyes focused on Him as we walk through this time with you.

    Thank you so much for your updates!

  4. jim & cheryl Says:

    we’re in Texas but our hearts & prayers are with you..we pray that the fever is a normal development & will soon be gone..Grace & Peace.

  5. Bruce & Mary Jane Says:

    We are praying the blood of Jesus from Matthew 8:14 and Isaiah believing Jesus Christ has taken all Mark’s infection and cleansed all his diseases. May God grant both of you the strength, grace and peace you need to rest in Him each moment of this recovery. We are with you in prayer and thought. Thanks for the IPad Updates!

  6. sally seekins Says:

    Frank and I are ifting Mark up in prayer.

  7. Linda Lehmann Says:


  8. Jon Taylor Says:

    Brenda and I are praying from complete healing

  9. RIck Sacks Says:

    Mark, it’s been three weeks and two days since my mitral surgery. It gets better daily! We pray for no infection and intuitive doctors and the tubes and wires to be removed some daily, and that your visitors give you peace and inspiration. Shalom

  10. Merilee Rossi Says:

    Thinking of you constantly!!

  11. Ed & Connie Says:

    We are praying against that infection and fever. So glad you are able to keep us updated through this blog. We are praying for you also, let us know if we can do anything. love you both

  12. bruce & mary jane Says:

    Praying for you all

  13. Donna McCornack Says:

    Hi Kristina,

    Thank you so much for keeping us updated on how Mark is. We will definitely keep up the prayer, and especially pray his fever will go away, and the doctors will find anything they need to continue Mark’s improvement.
    We love you both so much and are with you in our hearts. Love Pat and Donna

  14. Jennifer Murtha Says:

    Thank you for all of your updates. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you His amazing strength during this time.

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