- Associated Press - Saturday, March 7, 2015

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) - A Sheridan lawmaker remains hospitalized with a lung ailment after the Wyoming Legislature wrapped up its session on Friday.

Rep. John Patton is battling a respiratory infection doctors call acute respiratory distress syndrome. He is in stable condition and on oxygen.

The legislator was hospitalized Feb. 17 with a blockage in an artery that required a stent. His heart is doing well, but doctors say the lung issues have proven tougher to overcome.

The Sheridan Press reports (https://tinyurl.com/ow4gbla ) Patton is still in good spirits even though he missed the end of the legislative session.

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Information from: The Sheridan (Wyo.) Press, https://www.thesheridanpress.com/

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