Our wife/mom is recovering from open heart surgery and we welcome your love and prayers. This snuck up on her so we are sure it is somewhat of a surprise to you as well. For the last couple of months-- and certainly the the last couple of weeks, she was more short of breath with very minimal activity. It turns out that not only was she struggling with atrial fibrillation, but she also had two heart valves that were not functioning well. On November 10th she had open heart surgery to replace a valve, to repair another valve, and to try and stop the atrial fibrillation. It was a big surgery and there have been some setbacks in the days following the procedure. At this point we are cautiously optimistic that she is heading down a road of slow and steady recovery. We thank you for your prayers and well-wishes and we invite your ongoing love and support.
With gratitude, Perk (Pops), Kathleen & Stan, Melissa & Jim, Jim & Katie, and Kelli & Drew (and our loving children)
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