A Canadian woman has survived six days with no lungs thanks to
pioneering surgery and state-of-the-art technology that successfully
oxygenated and circulated her blood after both her lungs were removed
simultaneously.Doctors at Toronto General Hospital made the life-saving call with just
hours to spare as Melissa Benoit, who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis, had
contracted a serious, antibiotic-resistant lung infection back in April
“In Melissa’s case, our hand was being forced a little bit because she
was actively dying, and if we hadn’t done something, she would have died
that day for sure,” said Dr. Niall Ferguson, head of critical care at the University Health Network, at a news conference held on Wednesday.
At the time, no donor had been found and there was no precedent for such
a procedure but the team chose to make the high risk decision in the
hope that a suitable donor could be found in time. They did not
anticipate a wait of six days.
“For the first time ever, we had a patient in our intensive care unit
with no lungs. In fact, she technically was on an artificial lung, an
artificial heart and an artificial kidney for six days,” said Dr. Shaf
Keshavjee, director of Toronto Lung Transplant Program. “We didn’t know
if we’d get [them] in one day or one month,” said Keshavjee.
The two machines responsible for keeping Melissa alive as the lungs were
removed, and over the course of the following six days, were a Novalung
and an Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
The Novalung infused Benoit’s blood with oxygen while removing carbon
dioxide and the ECMO took on the responsibility of pumping the blood
around her body.
As part of her recovery, Melissa has had to learn how to lift her head,
raise her torso and stand again after almost six months in bed following
She is also preparing for another transplant in the near future as her
kidneys were damaged throughout the process. Thankfully Melissa’s mother
has agreed to donate one of hers as soon as her daughter is strong
“You really come from the brink of death to back living at home. But I’m just so grateful, so happy to be home,” said Benoit.
L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)
A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .
They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.
According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.
The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.
He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.
When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.
But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.
Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.
“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.
Watch the Video HERE
COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)
A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.
The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.
Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:
This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.
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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products
The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.
The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.
Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:
His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!