Actor loses leg due to complications from Covid-19

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  1. Jade Falcon

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    That is terrible. Hopefully he will recover fully, and agree it was the right decision.
     
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    Just checking to see if this story involved a shark. So...the story says he lost his leg due to complications caused by the machine they used, not the disease. It's like if my heart stops and they use a defibrillator and the headline says "COVID 19 complications cause burns to man's chest."
     
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    So the blood clots WEREN'T brought on by the virus?
     
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    He wasn't intubated for the fun of it....
    Deny deny deny.....
     
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    No, they were caused by the machine. It's in the story you posted. Didn't you read it?

    "They put the ECMO machine in him to save his life," Amanda said. "It was literally to save his life, and it did, thank God. And sometimes the repercussion of putting that machine on can cause some blood issues, and it did with his leg."
     
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    Don't know the case here; but I am seeing more and more reports of blood clots in WuFlu patients.
     
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    I appreciate you clearing that up. We thought they intubated him for the fun of it. Thanks!
     
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    Ah....yeah, I missed that part. I saw the part where he was put on machines, but I missed the most obvious statement. Thanks for that.

    :brickwall:

    Still.....rough deal.
     
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    I would imagine there's a lot more to this story. Regardless of his age, I would like to know if there were any other illnesses or conditions present. There could also be significant lifestyle issues also. Very sad nonetheless.
     
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    Well that sucks that he lost his leg and is sick.
     
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    https://abcnews.go.com/Health/covid-19-patients-blood-clots/story?id=70131612

    Why are so many COVID-19 patients also seeing blood clots?



    The patient's system, riddled with inflammation -- increasingly a pattern among patients with COVID-19 -- in such a heightened state may have been doing more harm than good because inflammation -- a defensive mechanism in the body -- can increase clotting.

    The body's response creates a domino effect that may cause further harm, doctors told ABC News. Patients' systems are strained by numerous factors triggered by the virus -- stressed lungs, severe inflammation -- that set in motion the clotting effect.

    MORE:Why screening for fevers won't be enough to catch coronavirus cases
    It's growing so common with severe COVID cases, doctors are recognizing it as a new pattern of clotting called COVID-19-associated coagulopathy, or CAC, which is notably associated with high inflammatory markers in the blood, like D-dimer and fibrinogen.

    "This virus is affecting the lungs, but it appears to be causing inflammation of the whole body," Dr. Viren Kaul, a pulmonary critical care specialist at Crouse Health and an assistant professor of medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University, told ABC News. With those patients at a higher risk of clotting, doctors must identify those individuals a quickly as possible.

    In Spain, among the hardest-hit nations, clotting cases have become so prevalent in novel coronavirus patients that doctors have begun routinely treating individuals with therapeutic doses of anticoagulation medication.
     
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    It's just the flu.
     
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    Must be fake news, cause the flu is much worse than COVID-19. I read that here.

    Let's see, the flu kills 150 people a day in the US. COVID-19 has been killing 2000+ a day for how long now? 17 days or so?

    The last time only 150 people died in one day from COVID-19 was March 23rd... Since then, it's been a tad bit more.

    But the flu is much worse. I read that here.
     
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    A novel influenza has killed many more. Your memory is short.
     
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    I think losing his leg can legitimately be said to be due to complications of covid-19 in this case.

    After all, why was he even on the machine?
    Because covid-19 harms the lungs, and this machine helps heart and lung function. He had to have the machine to save his life because of covid damage to his lungs.
    (Not because he fell off a ladder.)

    Whether the blood clots were directly caused by the virus, which is certainly possible, or because of the treatment that was required to help his lungs function enough to keep him alive because the virus had damaged them, they were still ultimately due to his having the virus. Otherwise he wouldn't have been anywhere near that machine.

    I don't doubt some things, including deaths, are at times falsely attributed to covid or any number of other diseases or conditions, but "complications from covid-19" are what happened in this case.

    Not that it changes his situation either way. I hope he makes the best recovery possible.
     
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