The Man in the Iron Lung

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+3 1. Judge-Jake commented 26 days ago

Wow that is a toughie, So how long has he actually been in the iron lung and isn't there a more portable option for him in 2021. <3
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+2 2. Klemm commented 26 days ago

You mean like a plastic lung? Or maybe carbon fiber for space age look?
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+3 3. Dennyboy commented 26 days ago

Incredible story.:O
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0 4. buckleg08 commented 26 days ago

antivaxxers should watch this....:|
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+2 5. Judge-Jake commented 25 days ago

#2 I mean something that doesn't require for him to be on his back in a grotty room staring at the ceiling.
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+3 6. thundersnow commented 24 days ago

What a remarkable man. I went and read more about him.
#1 There is, JJ, but it would require an artificial airway, such as a tracheostomy. Then he could be on a portable modern ventilator which operates with positive pressure ventilation. And I was exactly wondering about the same thing, but when I read it, he said he does not want a tracheostomy again (he had one before). So the only other noninvasive ventilation option would be this iron lung.
He apparently learned some way of pushing air into his lungs temporarily so he can be off the iron lung for a while every day. An inspirational and medically fascinating story.
Thank you for sharing it, manro! :)

#4 I completely agree with you. People are so used to being protected from some of those life threatening infectious diseases, that they have forgotten what it is like to have to be concerned contracting and possibly dying from them on a regular basis. And they don't realize the only reason we are mostly free of worry from them is through decades of diligent vaccinations. But Covid has shown us that it can happen again, and again vaccination is the answer to controlling it. So yeah, I don't have much understanding for anti vaxxers. :|