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Status as of 11:49am 3.9.2011
We wanted to update everyone on Glen’s condition this morning. He
remains in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit at Wyoming
Medical Center. In case you were unaware, he collapsed yesterday
afternoon at the Fair Grounds. The emergency responders had to shock
him twice to get his heart to beat in an effective rhythm. Last
evening, he did briefly spontaneously open his eyes. They kept him
sedated throughout the night as he remained on the ventilator and
required support to maintain his blood pressure.
This morning, a heart specialist, kidney specialist and brain
specialist consulted with the intensive care physician. The heart
specialist believes he likely suffered a severe cardiac arrhythmia,
which caused his collapse. It does not appear that he had a heart
attack per se as there are minimal signs of heart muscle damage. They
will be doing more tests today to determine how his heart is
functioning. He remains on intravenous medication to help prevent
heart arrhythmias. He does have pneumonia, they are unsure of the
cause though they are treating with antibiotics. He remains on the
ventilator. The kidney specialist feels that his kidneys were damaged
from lack of oxygen associated with his collapse – this is expected
and usually self-limiting although he may need short-term dialysis.
Our biggest concern is his current lack of response to any stimuli.
They turned off his sedation and the brain specialist performed a
neurological exam but he did not respond to any stimulation. This is
certainly worrisome and he will be tested daily, have an EEG tomorrow
and, perhaps, a MRI on Friday. We know his brain was without oxygen
for a time, so this is not completely unexpected. We just have to
wait to find out if his brain tissue will recover. We will know more
on Friday or Saturday.
We are so very grateful for everyone’s prayers and concern. We will
be posting condition updates on http://glenlegler.com but it may be a couple
of hours before it is up and running where everyone can get to it so check http://www.jlegler.com/glen-legler for now until glenlegler.com is working. Please let everyone you think might be interested know where they can go to get updates. Thank you all so much.