A man spent 64 days in a hospital in southern California, wrestling with the emerging corona virus on a treatment trip that saw his severe complications and ended with amputation of his fingers.
The man shared his story, according to what Al Hurra quoted ABC4 as a warning to others about the danger of the deadly virus.
Greg Garfield and dozens of his friends were injured in Coruna during a ski trip in Italy last February.
His condition was the worst in the group, and doctors believed his survival rate was just 1 percent.
He was taken to the “Providence St. Joseph” medical center, to become the first hospital patient with HIV.
Within 48 hours of his arrival at the hospital, his condition significantly deteriorated and he was placed on a ventilator.
Garfield’s report quoted him as suffering severe complications, including kidney failure, liver failure and pulmonary embolism.
Garfield spent 64 days in hospital, 31 of which were on a ventilator.
According to Dr. Daniel Dia, the death rate for those who are placed on respirators is at least 70 percent.
Garfield showed improvement for his release from hospital in early May.
Garfield said: “I survived this. I’m fine. But beware of that … I no longer have fingers. This could happen to you.”
On his part, his surgeon, Dr. David Culber of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said that amputation of his fingers was due to the effect of the virus on blood flow.
Colbert added that Corona affects the bloodstream inside the blood vessels, so some young people develop strokes, which is why Corona patients are now given medicines to dilute blood.
Follow the thought and art of the statement through Google News