I wasn't sure where to post this because it appears I have a very unusual case. I had a Bucuspid valve replacement with a St. Jude 21mm Mechanical, received a descending Aortic Graph for an Aneurysm at 4.5mm and had two Coronary Arteries moved November 29, 2021. I had an amazing recovery, no sternum pain and was back to activity in 6 weeks. In April my partner and I took a two week trip to Utah to hike the 5 National Parks. After landing at the airport on May 13th I ended up with a fever of 102.5 on Saturday May 14th. I did an androgen test, which was negative so I thought it might be the Flu. I ended up at the emergency room on May 17th still with fevers getting as high as 104 briefly. They determined I somehow had a blood infection. I had cut myself in Sedona on a hike, but this is still a mystery as to how I got the blood infection. 9 days in the hospital, first on broad spectrum antibiotic then once they figured out the Bacteria I was growing Strep B they put me on Ceftriaxone and discharged me on May 24. I ended up back at the ER on June 11 still with fevers. My PET Scan showed possible signs of bacteria on the aortic graft and valve. A Transesophogial Ultrasound was just done on June 13, which reveal outpouchings (possibly abcesses) on the graft and maybe even the valve. It appears like I may have to endure another Open Heart Surgery to remove the bacteria because the Ceftriaxone can't penetrate the abcesses or outpouchings as they call them. Has anyone else ever had a blood infection? I would love to hear your experience.