Billings Nurse Critically Ill with COVID-19 is Improving

Registered nurse Ellen Edlund was sitting up Wednesday and talking with her caregivers

By Associated Press

BILLINGS — A Montana nurse who had been critically ill with COVID-19 is improving, officials at Billings Clinic said.

Registered nurse Ellen Edlund was sitting up Wednesday and talking with her caregivers, who are also her coworkers, The Billings Gazette reported.

Just two days earlier, she had been on a ventilator and an ECMO, a device that oxygenates a patient’s blood.

Edlund, who has worked at Billings Clinic for more than 15 years, was hospitalized in late November and moved to the intensive care unit a short time later.

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