More good news from Donnie Carver

Russell Moore has some very encouraging news about the condition of IIIrd Tyme Out sound man, Donnie Carver. Donnie suffered two heart attacks just before New Years and spent several days in the hospital.

Russell told us this past Wednesday (1/6) that Carver was resting at home and would be re-evaluated by his doctors later this month before having additional stents placed in his arteries. Now comes news that his progress warrants an expedited schedule.

“I spoke with Donnie yesterday (January 7th) and his doctors have updated his procedures. Instead of waiting two weeks to add more stents in his arteries, he’ll be returning to the hospital on Monday, January the 11th to have the remaining procedures performed.

As I said in my earlier statement, they’re going to add two more stents in other arteries and perform balloon angioplasty on, yet, another artery. The doctors feel like this is a better option than performing open heart, bypass surgery. After the next round of stents are put in, and as long as everything goes well as expected, Donnie will need 7-10 days of R&R to recover. That being said, it looks like Donnie will be back on the road with us in time for our trip to Waterford, Michigan at the OCC Highland Lakes Campus and then on to Clay City, Kentucky’s Meadowgreen Park Music Barn on January 22nd & 23rd!!

We’re excited about Donnie’s progress and want to thank all of you, again, for your thoughts and prayers!!”

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.