Marla Hemby | CaringBridge

Marla Hemby MarlaLoveStrengthHealing

First post: 8/28/2016 Latest post: 9/6/2016
On August 12, 2016, Marla went to a scheduled doctor's appointment in Glenwood Springs.  She was quite ill with increased coughing and difficulty breathing. The doctor admitted Marla to Valley View Hospital -CCU in Glenwood Springs, Colorado that day with pneumonia.  She was medically sedated and placed on a respirator to support her lungs for breathing and allow further evaluation of her illness.  On August 25,  Marla was able to progress to a tracheostomy/ventilator for lung support. The doctor did a biopsy of the lung tissue which has been sent off to Mayo clinic  for a definitive diagnosis. She continues to be in a sedative state. She rested comfortably yesterday. Don and Emily Grace are visiting Marla again today. Her condition is on a day by day basis at the moment, but  it is likely that Marla will need to be transferred to a "long term' ICU in Denver in the near future . Don is dedicated to getting Marla the best of care for her recovery.  Emily Grace has been a real trooper. I hope this gives you all a baseline to  Marla's story. I'm sure you may  have questions. I will give updates as I know them. Thank you all so much for your  heartfelt help, healing thoughts , and prayers.  With love for our dear friend, Lynda( Marla's long time  Montrose friend)

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