What’s an ECMO?  It stands for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.  It’s a form of life support that bypasses the lungs to oxygenate a patient’s blood.  Seattle saw some of our country’s first cases of COVID-19, and Dr. Ryan Padgett was one of the first health care workers to contract the disease.  He’s home now and very grateful for the care he received.  One of the most frightening things about this pandemic is the lack of treatments.  Today’s Story of Joy shows us that the medical community is working hard to find treatments, and we’re all grateful for that.

Click the link below to read about the ECMO.


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