Have you ever imagined how it is to be on life support especially on a ventilator as covid-19 patient.

For people who don’t understand what it means to be on a ventilator: Ventilation for Covid-19 is a painful intubation that goes down your throat and stays there until you live or you die. Patients can’t talk or eat or do anything natural – the machine keeps you alive. Discomfort and pain they feel from this means that medical experts must administer sedatives and pain meds to ensure pipe tolerance as long as the machine is needed. After 20 days from this treatment, a young patient loses 40 % muscle mass and gets trauma in the mouth or vocal cords, as well as possible lung or heart complications. It is for this reason that old or already weak people can’t stand treatment and die. They put a tube in your stomach…either through your nose or skin for liquid food, a sticky bag around your butt to collect diarrhea, one to collect urine, and an IV for fluids and meds. A team of nurses, CNA, and MA move your limbs every two hours and you lie on a carpet circulating ice cold liquid to help reduce your 40° degree temp. All of this while your loved ones cannot even come to visit. You will be alone in a room with your machine. But some think wearing a mask is uncomfortable …….
(note: images from educational material on prone positioning. No hipaa violation)

Published by Dr Charles Sinkala

I will go to the World, and when I come back, I will Liberate my people.

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