"near-dead" 14er hiker recovers

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"near-dead" 14er hiker recovers

Post by peter303 » Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:19 pm

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-ne ... onditions/

Hiking Paradise Trail on flanks of Mt. Rainier in snowstorm and lost for a full day. Heart stopped for 45 minutes at hospital. Might have been in a state of quasi-hibernation which helped him.

( I hiked that trail last year)
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Post by Wish I lived in CO » Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:37 pm

Amazing story!
I look up to the mountains - does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth! Psalm 121:1-2
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Post by Alpinefroggy » Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:14 pm

As is said sometimes,

Your're not dead until you're warm and dead
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Re: "near-dead" 14er hiker recovers

Post by Will_E » Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:36 pm

That’s crazy.
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Re: "near-dead" 14er hiker recovers

Post by XterraRob » Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:36 am

Mountain Madness taught me how to do this when I was preparing for Mt Baker. It could save your life one day.
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Post by CaptCO » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:28 am

The look on his face says it all, glad he recovered.
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Post by nunns » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:56 am

As Billy Crystal said in "The Princess Bride", he was only mostly dead.
Good to hear good news on a deal like this for once.

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Re: "near-dead" 14er hiker recovers

Post by DeTour » Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:41 pm

I had never heard of an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine before.

“In that process, blood is pumped outside of the body to a heart-lung machine that removes carbon dioxide and sends oxygen-filled blood back to tissues in the body.”

Sounds like something that could save more than a few lives over the years.
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Post by douglas » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:47 pm

DeTour wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:41 pm
I had never hear of an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine before.

“In that process, blood is pumped outside of the body to a heart-lung machine that removes carbon dioxide and sends oxygen-filled blood back to tissues in the body.”

Sounds like something that could save more than a few lives over the years.
We use it all the time in pediatric cardiology. While it sounds pretty simple there are a lot of associated issues and problems. But yes, it saves many lives.
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Post by LoneStar » Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:40 pm

Wow, great story, great outcome. Praise be to God from whom all blessings flow.

ECMO is 20-plus-year-old technology that, as said above, has saved a lot of lives and been used extensively in pedi medicine. Sounds like this young man took advantage of the full spectrum available to him: technology, medical skill, rescue skill, and the helping hand of the Lord.
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Re: "near-dead" 14er hiker recovers

Post by Jorts » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:51 am

LoneStar wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:40 pm
and the helping hand of the Lord.
Certain it wasn't the assistive pasta tentacles of the spaghetti monster?
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Re: "near-dead" 14er hiker recovers

Post by CaptCO » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:53 am

Jorts wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:51 am
LoneStar wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:40 pm
and the helping hand of the Lord.
Certain it wasn't the assistive pasta tentacles of the spaghetti monster?
I need to start Wake N Baking with this guy
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