Our Prayers Are With Kelly

Hi everybody,

I just learned that Kelly Nugent, who had aortic and mitral valve surgery on February 3rd, experienced complications and remains in critical condition. I do not know all the details yet. However, I do know that Kelly has been through A LOT and needs our support.

While there is much debate, and even studies, about the power of prayer… I’m a believer. That said, I’m sending Kelly healthy, heart-pumping thoughts right now. I know that Linda, Mitch, Anne, Deb, Jane and Sheila – her Heart Valve Journals buddies – are probably doing the same. If you could offer Kelly a prayer, I imagine Kelly and her family would greatly appreciate it.

Keep on tickin’ Kelly!

Adam Pick
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  • Carol

    I have “stormed heaven” with prayers for Kelly and will light a candle for her this weekend in my parish.

  • Roberta

    I am so sorry to hear this news. Kelly will be at the top of my prayer list. Godspeed Kelly.

  • Linda

    Thanks Adam for keeping us updated about Kelly. Our prayers are with her always.

  • Cindy

    Prayers coming from here in CA for Kelly. Feb. 3rd ’09 was my surgery date … praying Kelly will respond to treatment & be well soon. Lighting a candle now …

  • Pat

    Sorry to hear about Kelly. She will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Donald Henry

    Kelly will definitely be in my prayers. I am 2 months post op for my second aorta valve replacement in less than 12 years and this surgery was much worse than the first one. I had an infection get into my blood stream and attacked my tissue valve, so I had to have it replaced in an emergency and then had to go through 6 weeks of IV antibiotics 24-7. My heart is now in atrial fibrillation, so the doctors are trying to get it back into rhythm. You usually hear mostly about success stories in valve surgery ,but things can go wrong. Kelly has a lot of folks praying for her.


  • Cindy

    Prayers to you too Don that they get you back into rhythm & no more infections!

  • Donald Henry

    For those who have a prosethic valve, please be aware that if you get an infection in your blood stream and this could happen at the dentist office, the dermatologist office, or even at the orthopedic surgeon’s office, that this infectioin ( endocarditis) will attack your tissue valve and you will need it replaced immediately and will have to undergo agressive antibotic treatments. It happened to me and I had my bovine aorta valve replaced Nov 30 and underwent 6 weeks of IV antibiotics and now my heart is in A-fib, so be cautious.

  • Duane Hunt

    I too am a believer and will be praying for Kelly. Thanks for sharing this with our community, Adam.

  • Georgia Thiemann

    Kelly and family,

    My prayers are with you for a quick and complete recovery.


  • Carla

    Will be praying for Kelly and for those who are caring for her and believing in the One who hears our prayers. Thanks for letting us know Adam.

  • Grace Jacobs

    Dear Kelly,

    My thoughts are with you and offer a message of comfort, faith, and courage. Here’s to a successful recovery and brighter tomorrow.

    With deep understanding,



  • Georgia Young

    Dear Kelly,

    I have followed your journey and have been waiting for an update. Know that you are in my prayers and thoughts.

    Love, Georgia

  • Mary Ferraro

    Praying everyday for Kelly. From what she has written, she sounds like a tuff/strong woman and I know she will fight back to heal from this set-back with the help of all our prayers and the love of her family and friends being there or her. Thanks Adam for keeping us informed.

  • rishi

    I pray to god for speedy recovery and to bring normal condition. god is great.

  • adriana

    Angels and light your way Kelly

  • Georgia Young

    Dear Kelly,

    I hope you will be reading these prayers being said for you soon.

    Love, Georgia

  • Rob

    My thoughts and prayers for healing are with Kelly. -Rob R

  • Roberta

    Continuing prayers for Kelly and hoping to receive an update on her soon.

  • fran

    Prayers continue for you Kelly. Could someone in Kelly’s family please update us who are so concerned? Thank you.

  • Mary Ferraro

    Robert and I are still praying for Kelly and her family everyday…

  • Fran Walsh

    I’m still praying for Kelly and her family.

  • Hi everybody,

    Thanks for all of your emails regarding Kelly. Unfortunately, Kelly has been on a roller coaster. Some good days and some bad days.

    I have been following Kelly’s condition on her Facebook page where Katrina Macias has been providing regular updates.

    The last update read, “Kelly is doing ok today, she is stable. They do not know when they will try to do her [next] surgery.”

    If you would like to visit Kelly at Facebook, please click http://www.facebook.com/kelly.nugent.

    Please keep Kelly in your prayers!


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