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Marshall family launches blog

The family and friends of U.S. Ski Team alpine racer Cody Marshall have launched a blog to keep friends and fans informed on how he is doing following his injury late Wednesday night. Marshall fell 20 to 30 feet from a Park City escalator and was taken to the University of Utah Hospital for treatment, where he remains in critical condition.

A blog entry from 4:30 this afternoon read, “Cody has sustained a major head injury. He has undergone brain surgery and has also had his spleen removed. He has been put into a medically induced coma in order to stop the seizures in his brain. He will remain in this coma for three days. They will slowly start to bring him out of the coma on Sunday. He is in Critical condition and far from being in the clear, because he is a fighter he has made encouraging progress. However, right now he has a 50/50 chance of recovering due to how severe the trauma is it is minute by minute.”


The family and friends of U.S. Ski Team alpine racer Cody Marshall have launched a blog to keep friends and fans informed on how he is doing following his injury late Wednesday night. Marshall fell 20 to 30 feet from a Park City escalator and was taken to the University of Utah Hospital for treatment, where he remains in critical condition.

A blog entry from 4:30 this afternoon read, “Cody has sustained a major head injury. He has undergone brain surgery and has also had his spleen removed. He has been put into a medically induced coma in order to stop the seizures in his brain. He will remain in this coma for three days. They will slowly start to bring him out of the coma on Sunday. He is in Critical condition and far from being in the clear, because he is a fighter he has made encouraging progress. However, right now he has a 50/50 chance of recovering due to how severe the trauma is it is minute by minute.”

A 8:30pm report read, “Cody is back from his CT. It is NOT a blood clot. It is pneumonia. So in order to help combat this they have put a vibrating vest across his chest. This will help loosen the mucus that is in his lungs in hope to clear this up. They will also be treating him with antibiotics. Not that Pneumonia is a good thing BUT it is much better that this is the case over the blood clot as no invasive surgery will be needed.”

To read the blog or leave comments or questions go to www.codymarshallsblog.com.

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