The following story was released on Baptist Press tonight:
Mohler in intensive care with blood clots in lungs
Jan 5, 2007
Baptist Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. was admitted to the intensive care unit Friday with blood clots in both lungs and his condition is “quite serious,” according to a statement posted on his website Friday afternoon.
Mohler, president of the school since 1993, was admitted to the hospital Dec. 27 experiencing abdominal pain and subsequently underwent a three-hour surgery to remove scar tissue from a 1980s operation. A statement on Mohler’s website Thursday around noon said Mohler was continuing “to recuperate” from the surgery, performed at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
But a statement posted on the seminary’s website at 4:12 p.m. EST Friday said Mohler’s health had “sustained a setback.”
“Over the past 36 hours Dr. Mohler has suffered from unrelenting pain,” the statement read. “This unusual degree of pain signaled concern for the attending physicians and prompted additional tests this afternoon. In the past hour these tests have revealed that Dr. Mohler is suffering from pulmonary emboli in both lungs. His condition is quite serious and he has been moved to the intensive care unit of Baptist East Hospital in Louisville, Ky. for immediate treatment.
“Please make this a matter of urgent prayer,” the statement concluded. “Thank you once again for your concern and support during these days.”
Russell D. Moore, dean of the school of theology at Southern Seminary, opened the Albert Mohler Radio Program Friday by detailing Mohler’s condition and asking that the audience “pray for his safety and for his speedy recovery.” The remainder of the broadcast was a “best-of” program hosted by Mohler.
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