An ICU doctor revealed what COVID-19 patients see at the end of their lives.
Critical care physician Kenneth Remy provided a first-person view of what coronavirus patients see and experience as they are being intubated, NBC News reports.
In a chilling video the MD posted on Twitter, he explained in detail how it looks and feels like to be a dying patient in the ICU. Attempting to encourage people to follow the COVID-19 restrictions, Remy said:
“This is what it looks like when you breathe 40 times a minute, have an oxygen level that’s dipping well below 80. This is what it’s going to look like.”
— Kenneth E. Remy, MD, MHSc, FCCM (@DrKenRemy1) November 21, 2020
The footage shows the physician fully dressed in PPE(personal protective equipment). He is holding a laryngoscope and an endotracheal tube, which are the tools used in the intubation process. In his urgent message to the public, he adds:
“I hope that the last moments of your life don’t look like this. Because this is what you’ll see at the end of your life if we don’t start wearing masks when we’re out in public. When we don’t practice social distancing. When we don’t wash our hands frequently.”
As CNN reveals, Remy is a pediatric and adult critical care physician-scientist at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Besides, he runs the Covid laboratory at Washington University that’s testing new treatments to help patients survive. In his words, he has treated over 1,000 Covid patients and has intubated well over 100 of them.
The MD ends his video with a thrilling warning:
“I promise you, this is what your mother, or your father, or your children, when they get Covid disease, will see at the end of their life. This is serious. I beg you please practice the precautions to reduce transmission of Covid disease so that we can effectively prevent disease for you and your loved ones.”
Remy says he was moved to make the video after having just gotten off the phone with yet another family that’s lost a loved one to coronavirus.