On January 27th, Marly was admitted to Rice Memorial Hospital. At that time, a CT scan showed a mass obstructing his colon. On Tuesday, he went into surgery where 8 inches of his large intestine was removed, along with the mass. On Thursday, he was moved into the ICU for 1-on-1 care. By Tuesday, February 5th, the family made the decision to transfer him to Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis to be closer to his cardiologist, and knowing that Abbott has outstanding specialists.