Update on Iain - High fever

-Update by John

Things have taken a turn for the worst as of last evening. Iain has experienced a significant fever (106 F) that may be the result of a massive infection. Cultures are being run now to confirm.

He's not awake at this point, and he is going back on to the CVVH (continual hemodialysis) to help with his reduced kidney function.

I'll be updating the blog as more information is made available to us.



  • davisne

    I've been thrilled by the slow but steady improvements you've been posting. I can't imagine how devastating these backward steps are. I guess all any of us can do is to keep sending our love, and we really do. Please give Seema a hug from me and Gaylen.

  • Chrissie M

    My heart hurts so much for all of you. Hang on to each other tightly. Keep thinking positive healing thoughts. We'll Be doing the same.

  • Kirstenfelton

    Dear Hess family. We are thinking of you and sending all healing thoughts.

  • bettylouwojo

    John, Seema, Praying mightily for a miraculous turnaround. All my love, Betty Lou

  • Abraham Family

    Dear Iain, Seema, and John, The ups and downs you've been sustaining. We are sending our love and hope. Please whisper this into Iain's ear. Keep us posted about this latest, devastating challenge. D Love, The Abrahams xo

  • Erinkothari

    Seema and John, I am reminded of this passage from Exodus: 'When the Israelites fought the Amalekites, Moses said "Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands". As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. When Moses’ hands grew tired, Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset. And with that, the Israelites were victorious. ' You must keep the faith and let those around you 'raise you up and steady you'. God gives his greatest battles to his strongest warriors. Iain is a warrior and has plenty of battle left in him. Prayers from friends and family may be heard in the whispers of the ventilator - listen closely.

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