Heath loves team sports: baseball, basketball, football, you name it. The Tuttle family cherishes the support of a large team of family and friends in the good, fun times and in the hard times.

This site is to keep the beloved members of this team informed about the latest with our favorite all-star.

Thursday, August 12

Heath doesn’t want me to take a pic of him right now, so he let me share this fun Nationals treat that just arrived with the cousins from Virginia and the awesome Blue Devil painting by one of his good buddies…(note—he is not eating the candy quite yet 😉). We don’t have much new information, still waiting on lots of answers, but we’ve had so many folks asking that I thought I would let you know how he’s doing. He has had a few rest/recovery days. Heath is much more his “usual self” today, and we’re settling in to watch MLB play on the Field of Dreams this evening. He even has tentatively enjoyed a little of his fav Panera and Noodles & Co.

Obviously we would love to be elsewhere eating our favs and watching mlb, but today we’re finding joy in being able to do it in general. We probably won’t post again until we have more concrete info. For now, please know that your love and support and offers for help and meals are fervent reminders of the gift of community, that none of us are alone in the hard places (or the softer ones) in life.

[copied from Carrie’s Facebook]

Monday, August 9

Heath Update—I know folks have been waiting for an update. we still are in the midst of tests and scans and plans and it may take a few more days. What you do need to know is that this has become much more serious and complex than initially thought (it is not rejection, btw). Most likely we will start a caringbridge site in the next day or so. Until then, please understand that we may not be able to respond to texts or calls or emails. We are a little overwhelmed.And please say a prayer for our sweet, strong guy and the fabulous medical teams at Duke trying to figure it all out. We are, as always, grateful for your love and support. 💙—halls that we have walked MANY times at Duke, and here we are again…)

[copied from Carrie’s Facebook]

Saturday, August 7

Really wish this was not our view today—hello Duke Hospital. In an unfortunate turn, Heath started feeling rough again this morning. They are trying to get to the bottom of what is going on—kidneys and immune-suppressant meds don’t always “mix,” so they are doing lots of tests and labs and fluids to try to get him back to baseline/figure it out. They will keep him here through his heart cath (previously planned) at least until Tuesday. We certainly are grateful to be here with our Duke team—an odd “homecoming” of sorts. Heath is already feeling better after some meds and fluids in the ED and we’ve moved on to HGTV from our Olympics extravaganza in previous weeks.

**We (particularly Heath) don’t love to post a ton that can feel “all about us,” but we also know that folks will want to know and pray. all the things. We are truly grateful for love and positive thoughts and vibes and prayers. It gives us strength.**


[copied from Carrie’s Facebook]

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