An Update on Dr. Sproul’s Health

from Dec 12, 2017 Category: Ministry News

On December 14, 2017, Dr. R.C. Sproul went home to be with the Lord. You can watch his memorial service and learn more about his life and legacy at RCSproul.com.

12/12/17 at 4:30pm ET

There is not much change in Dr. Sproul’s overall condition. He is critically ill and his breathing is being supported by the ventilator. Though there is no fever, the medical team continues to work to reduce the ventilator support in an effort to have his lungs resume their proper function. This is an hour-by-hour situation with many techniques being used to adjust sedation levels and improve respiratory function.

We are waiting on the Lord and asking you to continue in prayer for Dr. Sproul and his family.

We will keep you informed here on the blog and on Facebook and Twitter if his condition changes.

12/10/17 at 8:15am ET

Dr. Sproul is not improving as we had hoped and so these next few days are critical. He has a fever today due to the infection he has been fighting. Moreover, he is not decreasing in his reliance on the ventilator to support his breathing.

Your prayers in behalf of Dr. Sproul are deeply appreciated. They mean so much to the family and all who love R.C.

12/8/17 at 3:00pm ET

We are pleased to report Dr. Sproul has less fluid on his lungs today than there was yesterday. He will continue to be sedated until he is less dependent on the ventilator, which helps his breathing. The Sprouls are grateful for your prayers and ask you to continue to pray for healing.

12/6/17 at 5:15pm ET

Dr. Sproul remains in a serious condition, his breathing being supported by a ventilator. He is currently sedated as the medical staff in ICU continues to monitor his health, even as they attempt a number of techniques to eliminate any infection.

His family is close by and sincerely appreciates the ongoing outpouring of support and prayers in Dr. Sproul’s behalf. Thank you for joining with us during this period of prayerful watchfulness for the hand of the Lord.

12/4/17 at 6:30pm ET

There are no significant updates to Dr. Sproul’s condition at this time. The Sproul family appreciates all of the expressions of support and asks for your continued prayers.

12/3/17 at 12:30pm ET

The Sproul family wanted you to know that Dr. Sproul was hospitalized yesterday due to respiratory difficulties. He is in guarded condition at the intensive care unit and receiving expert care and attention. The doctors believe this is not pneumonia, but an exacerbation of his emphysema due to the flu so he has been put on a ventilator to help his breathing. Thank you for praying for his recovery.