Kyra had a history of end-stage cardiomyopathy and COPD, so she was awaiting a heart transplant at Seattle Grace. Her antibody levels were so elevated, she was in danger of rejecting a donor heart, so she was given high levels of chemotherapy to suppress the immune system. As a result, she had to be kept in isolation to avoid infection. Dr. Hahn had said that she would have a heart within three weeks, but it was over eight before Erica had found her one.
Right before her transplant, her lung collapsed. She was saved by Alex Karev, who broke the isolation to treat her. Unfortunately for her, the exposure to the outside put her at further risk of infection and her heart transplant was pushed back, though her family was put in scrubs and allowed to come touch her.
Marshall is married with two daughters, Zoe and Jessie.
Notes and TriviaEdit
- In order to protect her little girls, she skipped over the scary parts in stories (like that Snow White dies, a secret which Alex later accidentally revealed).