MCALLEN, Texas (KVEO) — 14-year-old Emilian Sosa from McAllen enjoys enjoying the violin, however now he performs the violin over Zoom for his mom who has been hospitalized for the previous three weeks battling COVID-19.
“Proper now she is intubated. COVID-19 did nice injury to my mother’s lungs, they haven’t been in a position to recuperate ever since,” mentioned Emilian Sosa.
Emilian mentioned with some assist he did some analysis and located a therapy known as Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Remedy (ECMO).
“You need to put a big catheter in a individual’s primary blood vessels. You carry the blood out of the physique, you run it via this machine that places oxygen into the blood, and takes out the carbon dioxide,” mentioned Dr. James Castillo, Cameron County Well being Authority. “Then it places it again within the physique, it’s mainly a synthetic lung that’s outdoors the physique.”
The remedy is used on extraordinarily sick sufferers, however there isn’t a ECMO program within the Rio Grande Valley, so Calderon must be flown out by helicopter.
“It’s such an concerned program, however for the locations the place they do have this intervention it may be life-saving when all else fails,” mentioned Dr. Castillo.
Determined for assist, Emilian wrote a letter to Governor Greg Abbott begging for the therapy. Sosa should nonetheless discover a hospital prepared to do the therapy, and his mom is uninsured. To assist with medical bills and value Sosa has began a Go Fund Me.
Governor Abbott responded to Sosa’s letter and confirmed on Twitter that the correct gear might be supplied to his mom.
“It’s a blessing that God has given us, to assist my mother transfer on from this example, and are available again house with me,” mentioned Emilian.
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