Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. Anyone that knows Steve knows he is a pretty healthy guy and is rarely sick. Last week on Thursdsay he was complaining of being crazy cold with body aches and thought he was coming down with influenza. He spiked a temp that night., but that’s normal with the flu. He literally slept for 3 days, only getting up to come downstairs for an hour or so or to use the bathroom. On Sunday night I noticed he was becoming more disoriented and unsteady on his feet; but figured since he hadn’t eaten anything he was probably pretty weak. On Monday 3/11/19 , I brought him to the Mankato ER after my Grandpa’s visitation when his fever was still over 101 and he wasn’t making much sense. The ED staff were great! I was absolutely NOT thinking sepsis... both Steve and I figured he would go in, be positive for influenza or strep, get fluids and a prescription and and be on our way. Eight hours later he was admitted to the ICU with septic shock and multiple organ dysfunction/acute failure. Had we waited any longer, I was told he would have declined rapidly and not been able to recover. In short, he would have been dead the next day. God works mysteriously for sure! Steve has a long road ahead of him but we are confident he will make a full recovery. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. I will update this page as often as I get updates. Your prayers are appreciated!!