Our daughter ran a fever for 6 days. Blood work from pediatric urgent care showed an infection, but nothing concrete. Strep test came back negative. We were advised to take her to the pediatric ER the next morning, but fortunately her fever broke that night. The doctor we spoke with on day 6 said it sounded like… Read more
IIRC you start breathing more rapidly to compensate without even noticing it. I wonder if not being able to hold your breath for long would be a “tell” on this if you don’t have a pulse oximeter (thankfully I’ve got one, but they’re not super-easy to find everywhere and I had to buy mine online).
SpO2 measurements and “silent hypoxemia” are unfortunately very familiar to me as my significant other has a condition called Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM for short). While the disease withered away lung functions, it was silent and unbeknownst to anyone until one day a cyst burst and caused pneumothorax (aka… Read more
No kidding, it’s really nice to have a not-terrifying story on this goddamned disease.
On a side note, the scientist’s name being Oh Myoung-don also made it look like the last two paragraphs of the story was written like a five year old was telling it and adding forgotten details.
When people started reporting the cardiovascular and neurological symptoms my husband (an infectious disease physician (if you aren’t tired of hearing that)) pointed out to friends and fellow doctors who spend less time treating people with overwhelming infections, that a lot of viruses that are otherwise not related… Read more
I thought you were suggesting it protected the wearer a little more than it does. But "misinformation" was probably too strong a word.