The patient was dying of COVID-19. Could ECMO save her? – Los Angeles Times (A must read story of staff dedication an survival!)

 Blanca Lopez holds a rosary.  She had spent 14 weeks in two hospitals and 51 days on a machine few people had ever heard about, for an intervention that could cost more than $1.1 million. With so many people dying of this disease, she wondered why she was so lucky.

A week later, she went through the small bag she had taken to the hospital so long ago. In the bottom, tangled with a bracelet, a gold chain, earrings and two rings, she found the white rosary.

Source: The patient was dying of COVID-19. Could ECMO save her? – Los Angeles Times

5 thoughts on “The patient was dying of COVID-19. Could ECMO save her? – Los Angeles Times (A must read story of staff dedication an survival!)”

    1. I don’t know how many who survived and the families of those who did not, will deal with the fees charged. I had a friend, some years ago, who had to switch his living to below the table because of a $500,000 bill for a triple by-pass – any above board income would have been seized.

    2. That’s absurd. The Covid relief act this week caps medical liability at 8.5% of income. Like to see that made permanent.

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