A coronavirus patient in Louisville, USA, survived after being admitted to the hospital and judged that he could only live for 24 hours.
The local media Wave 3 News reported on the 18th.
According to the report, Andy Smith, 34, developed symptoms of COVID-19 after attending a family gathering of 15 people.
Although the test results were negative at that time, he was diagnosed with pneumonia and hospitalized as his condition continued to deteriorate. This time, he tested positive for the coronavirus in the hospital.
“They reassure me that they just let me be hospitalized for preventive reasons.
I can stay for a day or two, and I can go home after taking some medicine.”
According to Smith, the doctor initially told him that his condition was stable, so he only needed to stay in the hospital for a few days. But his condition deteriorated rapidly due to lung failure, and the doctor had to intubate.
“They started talking to my wife about the decision about death then,” Smith said.
Smith’s wife Megan added that she received a call from the hospital that her husband had only 24 hours left in his life.
Smith said that the doctor and his wife discussed the treatment options for extracorporeal membrane pulmonary oxygenation (ECMO), and he was transferred to another hospital for treatment.
Smith was pulled back from the brink of death five days later, under the care of a doctor, the report said.” In addition to occasional shortness of breath,” Smith said, who feels healthy now.