Hi everyone my name is Vanessa and my hubby will be having heart valve replacement done on the 14th of june 2010 with the on x valve. Weve been thru a long hall for the past 2 and half yrs. It started with him being very sick for about 5 months before we could find a way of seeing a doc. He ran a fever every night with bad sweats and lost alot of weight.He also was tired all time on top of dealing with bad tooth aches off and on alot. I layed on his chest one night and notice his heart beat sounded funny so that was it I said you will see a doc like right now!!!! God is so good all the time!!!! he guided me all the way and we found a wonderful doc who sees you no matter your income. She picked it up right away and said go to the hospital right now so they can do a ecko. Needless to say they found endocarditis (infection in the heart) on his heart valve. He was admitted that day and put on iv antis. We were there for a week and sent home with introvinus antibiotics for 8 weeks. we were blessed with a good cardiologist who keep up with regular exams and echos. He said we were ok with the litlle bit of leaking he had from the damage but in April I started to notice he was going back to being tired all the time and lossing weight again. We went for an echo and he found that the heart was swelling and call for a heart cath to be done. Well his teeth were the cause of all this mess and needed to be taken care of before he could have surgery done.We do not have insurance and we are low income so we were having a hard time tring to find a dentist who would take payments.THERE IS NO SUCH THING.!!! Then again God stepped in and guided me again and we found a free clinic. Everything went really well,they took all of the bottom first and 2 weeks later took all of the top. He is amazing on how well he handled it.he didnt need any pain meds. So here we are now in June and I thought all my worring has passed but nope it hasnt. Im a very detailed person I have to know every detail !!! Ive done so much research for the 3 months you would think I know just as much as the doc but there is still so many unanswered questions I dont even know where to start but this forum has been a big help.Who ever created it may God bless you. Oh we go for an orientation on monday june 7th 2010 so Im hoping ill remember every question................. well ill write them down. So much more has happen in between but wont go into detail because I know this is already so long. Thanks so much for reading and God bless.