A friend from Australia sent me this, maybe you will find it interesting ! He sent it so I would post it on a "fishing" forum, we both use...there has been lots of "pro-con" on wearing masks...some of it getting pretty 'heated", and he thought, maybe, it might convince some of the 'cons'
THIS IS WHY WE MUST DO AS WE ARE TOLD !!!!!!!!!!
Ventilators - Written by a nurse who works with them!
Here you go folks... for those people who don't understand what it means to be on a ventilator but want to take the chance of going back to work, to the bar, beach, restaurant, etc.
For starters, it's NOT an oxygen mask put over the mouth while the patient is comfortably lying down and reading magazines. Ventilation for Covid-19 is painful intubation that goes down your throat. It is done under anaesthesia for 2 to 3 weeks without moving, often upside down, with a tube inserted from the mouth up to the trachea and allows you to breathe to the rhythm of the lung machine. The patient can't talk or eat, or do anything naturally - the machine keeps you alive.
The discomfort and pain they feel from this, means medical experts have to administer sedatives and painkillers to ensure tube tolerance for as long as the machine is needed. It's like being in an artificial coma.
After 20 days from this treatment, a young patient loses 40% muscle mass and gets mouth or vocal cords trauma, as well as possible pulmonary or heart complications.
It is for this reason that old or already weak people can't withstand the treatment and die. Many of us are in this boat ... so stay safe unless you want to take the chance of ending up here. This is NOT the flu.
Add a tube into your stomach, either through your nose or skin for liquid food, a sticky bag around your butt to collect diarrhoea, a Foley to collect urine, an IV for fluids and meds, and A-line f to monitor your BP that is completely dependent upon finely calculated med doses, teams of nurses, CRNAâ€™s and MAâ€™s to reposition your limbs every two hours and lying on a mat that circulates ice-cold fluid to help bring down your 104-degree temp.
I removed a bunch of spam posts, man, it's beyond overwhelming! I think because the 2 owner/moderators are no longer active, spammers see it as a perfect place. Other Cubits probably get them too but with active owners these kind of posts can be deleted pretty quickly.
Anyway, please contact me if any new ones pop up, I may not catch them. I'm gradually working my way back through the older threads and deleting them as I come across them but it may take me a while.