This child from Missouri is severely ill from COVID. The red ECMO tubes from his neck allow blood to bypass his heart & damaged lungs. His windpipe was cut to place him on breathing machine longterm. He exercises to gain strength #TheySurvivedCovid
Jenna Miller, MD

Jan 22, 2022 路 4:53 PM UTC

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This is pediatric intensive care. There are 10,000s of children that have survived COVID because of our advancements in medicine and the availability of ECMO, rehab services, etc. Each child hospitalized in a pediatric ICU bed requires intensive care.
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On this, the 73rd day of #ecmo support for Covid, this young #pedsicu patient was decannulated. The work it took by the team & by him to survive these 73 days was inspirational & emotional. We鈥檙e so proud of him. His journey below in馃У Shared w/ permission from his devoted mom 馃挭馃徎
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Replying to @Cleavon_MD
May God heal him quickly 鉂わ笍
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I'd rather medicine do it
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these ME ME ME antivax people need to watch this brave little kiddo on a 24 hr loop.
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Ditto the ones who minimize COVID in kids. The clip drives home how precious every life is.
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And there is no excuse good enough to inflict this upon any child鈥ever will be. Hell is too good for anyone who would risk doing that to any child.
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