When the young man was admitted yesterday through emergency, the diagnosis was unclear. His fever rose to almost 40 degrees, and his general condition was weak. Initial investigations showed a pyelonephritis, suppurative disease of the kidneys.
However, through God’s guidance, John Lentink held the transducer on the heart and diagnosed an acute endocarditis. In this disease, the heart and inner membranes are inflamed and the heart valves may be affected. If the IV antibiotics work, the patient will probably recover. If the inflammation of his aortic valve does not improve, heart surgery will be the definitive solution. The next few days will tell.