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The Dead Return

Just triaged a 26 year old male who spent 2 and a half months in the ICU, another 2 weeks in the hospital, and finally few weeks in acute rehab. He originally came through my ER at the height of the COVID pandemic here in NYC.

He shouldn’t be alive, yet he is. We did lots of emergency tracheostomy’s then, his is now fully healed. He just started walking again without oxygen 3 weeks ago.

He now looks like a thin but normal young man, already fully engaged with life. Just seeing and talking to him was the highlight of my day.

Sometimes the dead do return to life, in the best possible way.