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 pese 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.
Please let everyone you think might be interested know where they can go to get updates.

Thank you all so much.

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47 Responses to Status as of 11:49am 3.9.2011

  1. Beau says:

    I’m thinking about you guys and wishing I was there. Let me know if there’s anything I can do…love you!

  2. Mike W says:

    Just wanted to let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Miss you guys terribly.

    Love you guys.l

  3. Tona and Randy says:

    We are thinking about you all and praying! Glen is very special to us – the Best man at our wedding – 39 years ago tomorrow! We are trusting the Lord for a miracle!
    Love and hugs!
    Tona and Randy

  4. John Trohkimoinen says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Glen and his family.
    John Trohkimoinen
    NCHS

  5. Katie Kugler says:

    Just heard what happened and wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Will be thinking of your smiling face until I see it again soon. Thinking of you and your family in this time of need.

    Katie

  6. G. Scott Novotny says:

    I am praying for you Legs. You are a fighter and you will win this battle.

    Scott

  7. [email protected] says:

    May GOD be with the Legler family as well as with Glen in this very trying time! you all are in my thoughts and prayers! I love you guys!
    Marcy

  8. Pearley Wells says:

    All of us here at Bush-Wells are saddened by Glen’s situation. We now how tough he is and we are praying for him.

  9. Rosie Brown says:

    Leg’s heart is and always will be as big as gold. We love you and we are all pulling for God to do the right thing for you, your family and all of us that care for you.

  10. Chad Sorensen says:

    Legs my friend! I am praying for you and your family. I would love to be ringing some chords again with you in the future!

  11. TJC says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Legs and your family. You have always been a battler and this is just one more obstacle that with the help of God you will overcome.

  12. Sheila McHattie says:

    Glen has often told me of the strong love of his family. He is so proud of all of you. My prayers are with you glen and your family at this tough time. God is with you.. We all love you…

  13. Jaime Watterson says:

    Stacey and family,
    My thoughts and prayers go out to each and everyone of you. I pray that your dad comes out of this, he is such a great man. I have so many great memories of the way he made me laugh and smile when we were young! I will keep you all in my prayers, stay strong! Jaime

  14. Keith Bauder says:

    May GOD be with the Legler family as well as with Glen in this very trying time! He a great person and will be in our prayers.

  15. Jolene says:

    Stacey,
    My heart goes out to you and your family during this trying time! Lots of hugs from the Whittles and prayers and thoughts your way. Such a beautiful family!

  16. Patrick Lewis says:

    With all of the lives you have touched we join in prayer and hope for Glen and you, his family. He is a great guy and we are all greatly blessed by his presence in this world and his voice among the chorus. God be with you all through this time.
    Peace,
    Patrick Lewis

  17. Sofia Legler says:

    May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead…We are keeping you in our thoughts and praying for you to make it through this. I am here to support any of you, if you need to talk, or anything that may be needed. We are sending positive wishes for poppa to heal from this and be well.
    Thank you Jason, for making this web page, for us to stay posted.
    Love you dearly,
    Sofia and Adi

  18. Wayne Beatty says:

    It will be hard working the 3A/4A tournament without Glen right there to encourage and organize. You and the whole family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  19. Judi Russell says:

    Glen and your family are in our prayers as you stay by his side.

    Jim, Judi, Daniel Russell
    Chad and Jennifer Alvar
    Jon and Jill Vance

  20. Rod and Jodie Palmer says:

    Just heard the news. Glen had such an amazingly positive impact on our daughter when she was at NC.

    Thoughts and prayers to Glen and his family.

    Jodie Palmer

  21. Susan Nugent says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult and painful time. I have read the beautiful comments of your friends, draw on them and on each other for strength and support. Sending love.

  22. Donna Mathern says:

    Both Mark and I send continued prayers to Glen and the whole family. Somehow I know that Glen… such a good and decent man… is being held in the hands of a higher power……he will be watched over with love.

  23. Mike and Sonalva McIntosh says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Glen as well as your family. Glen is a great man and well loved in this community. I enjoyed the time I was in Barbershoppers singing along with Glen and the crew. Hope to be able to sing with him again.

    • Rebecca McIntosh Hansen says:

      Glen, you are one of the kindest, hardest working people who I have ever been blessed to know, both as a musician and a friend. I am deeply thankful for the support you have shown me, and my family and I are earnestly praying for you and your family.

  24. Chuck & Ruth Ann Leonard says:

    Our prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
    Chuck and Ruth Ann Leonard

  25. D. Smith says:

    Glen, I am praying for you and your family.

  26. Gary and Anna Wren says:

    Patti,
    We are praying for your family and Glen. He’s a tough guy and will make it through this. Let us know if we can help in any way. 472-0574.
    Gary and Anna Wren

  27. Ann Anderson says:

    May God Bless and keep you and your families strong. Peace be with all of you. Love and guidance will lead the way back to peace and happiness for each and every one of you. My Prayers are with you. Ann

  28. Megan Washut says:

    Patti -We have been out of town, but are back home now. If you want someone to go in to take care of the dogs, just call (235-8923). We’ll help in anyway we can. You are all in our prayers.

  29. Trevor, Carla, Logan and Peyton Wilson says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Legler family. We are hoping for a miracle. 3A/4A has not been the same with out Glen. We love him dearly.

  30. We are praying with all of Casper for a miracle.

  31. Jessie Buckingham says:

    When I heard the news of Glen, I was so saddened. My family and I are praying for a miracle for Glen—with Christ all things are possible. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family.

  32. Duane Hodges says:

    I have read all the kind words of prayer and respect and can only add; you are a great leader, a great father, a great partner, and one great friend even though it has been many years since we last spoke. I only have great memories and today have been reflecting on them as much as possible hoping and praying for a miracle that only the guy upstairs can give. You remain strong in our hearts and our thoughts and may peace be with you always.

    that I have admired from your younger days of junior high and high school and now to your golden years

  33. Michele Monroe says:

    It’s so hard to think of something to say during a time like this. I just wanted you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  34. D. Smith says:

    Tell Glenn the foods students at NC will be happy to make him a loaf or two of bread or anything else he wants. He always enjoyed testing the students’ food. I will continue to pray for you, Glenn, and your family.

  35. Mary Ann Chavez says:

    I am praying for you all. Glen means a lot to me. I worked with him at NCHS and he always called me his “mexican daughter”. I love him like a father. He was always there for me and encouraged me everyday. He is a wonderful person and friend.
    I am so sorry you all are going through this pain. Please keep the faith for a miracle.

  36. Tom & Buellah Bishop says:

    We were just having a conversation a few days ago about how wonderful your Dad was and that he was an inspiration. Our prayers go out to your family and your Dad for a speedy recovery. His Smile could brighten even the darkest day. 🙂

  37. chris bolender says:

    We join everyone in our hopes for a miracle for Glen. He is often late and can be stubborn as well. I’m hoping those characteristics will help him with this battle. Hang in there, Legs!

  38. Warren Stout says:

    Come on coach get up. I never saw you let anyone give up. Now its our turn to do that for you.

  39. LeAnn Miller says:

    Glen was a strong and determined man, he will be loved for all time and has determined his next adventure. Our Love, Thoughts, Prayers and Belief are with you all. Please let me know if you need anything, we are waiting to help, you just have to say the word.

  40. Mark and Jan Campbell says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family at this most difficult time.

  41. Mary behrens says:

    There are not proper words but want you to known you are in my thoughts and prayers in this most difficult time . Mary b

  42. Mary Hoard says:

    My heart has been with Glen and his family these past days as I have been with my speech team at Wind River Districts. I have appreciated all of Glen’s support and love for the students at NCHS. Glen is an amazing individual and has made so many opportunties happen for so many students over the years. He has been a special Blessing in my life and I and my husband Jack have been praying for all of you. God’s strength and love to you through this difficult time.

    God Bless,
    Mary Hoard

  43. Chase Anfinson says:

    Coach Legler had an enormous impact on me as a young person which I have carried with me in to adulthood! Glen Legler was my 7th grade Pre-Algebra teacher, my ninth grade football coach, and was my athletic director when I was in high school. Coach Legler taught me about honesty, integrity, hard work, and loyalty. I have taken these lessons with me into adulthood. I am now a teacher and know that “Legs” was one of the mentors and people I looked up to that led me to where I am today! My prayers are with his family and hope they know that his contribution to so many will effect the lives of many generations to come!!!

    Love ya “Legs”,

    Chase Anfinson

  44. Vic and Toni Reichenbach says:

    Our hearts and prayers are with the family during this very difficult time. Glen was a very special man who touched alot of lives and will be fondly remembered.

  45. Duane Schopp says:

    Glen was such a great mentor to all of us as we entered the world of athltetics. His impact and teachings to all he encountered will have lasting impressions on the quality of life for all. We will miss him.. Duane Schopp, Athletic Director, Cheyenne Central High School

  46. Joe Brosious says:

    I wish to all of the family on their tragic loss Gods comfort. He was a good man. I had the privilage of seeing him the last 2 Summers in Cody over the 4th. We had a chance to visit about his job at Casper and his coming retirement. I graduated with Glenn and played football with him and sang in the choir I think. I knew after talking to him and not seeing him in 40 years he was a keeper. I know he was special to all of you and I was so looking forward to seeing him this Summer. My prayers are with you guys (the Family and friends) and Fritz and I know his life on earth was short but he sure made our lives enriched being the person he was. May God Bless all of you. Joe Brosious

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