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Man given 4% survival chance after pulling out ingrown hair put in spinning 'death bed'

Man given 4% survival chance after pulling out ingrown hair put in spinning 'death bed'

The method is a 'last ditch' effort to save his life

A man who was given slim chances of survival after trying to pull out an ingrown hair has been put in a spinning bed after he was thought to be 'brain dead'.

Steven Spinale was 36-years-old when he was diagnosed with sepsis two years ago, and has been fighting for his life ever since.

The father was put into a medically-induced coma and also underwent open heart surgery in efforts to save his life.

Doctors were previously unable to detect what was exactly wrong with him, according to sister Michelle, before diagnosing Steven with Sepsis.

Steven has been in intensive care since 2022.

He was bleeding internally, though the bigger issue was due to blood poisoning, as Sepsis can be brought on by an infection anywhere in the body.

It is a life-threatening condition, causing your immune system to overreact and cause organ failure and in the worst case scenario, death.

The American has been fighting the condition ever since, with sister Michelle posting updates of his progress on TikTok and starting a GoFundMe page to help support his family.

After being hit with several serious conditions in hospital, Michelle has provided us with a new update on the method that doctors are using to fight his Sepsis.

Steven was recently put into a 'Roto-Prone' bed, a medical device that was shipped in for him that would turn him 'like a rotisserie chicken', according to his sister.

He recently developed Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a serious condition that causes low blood oxygen, resulting in fluid building up in the air sacs of lungs.

Usually something that develops as a result of another disease, this method aims to combat the harm that ARDS can cause.

It works by strapping him in, turning him prone while he faces the floor, redistributing blood and air flow more evenly across his body, improving gas exchange, as Michelle explains.

She stated in her video that 'the bed saved her brother's life'.

He was taken off the bed after a month, but could only last 24 hours before being put back on it due to the severity of his conditions.

Steven was put into a rotating bed to help deal with his condition.

In 2022, Steven's body went into Septic shock, caught influenza A and had double pneumonia as a result of Sepsis, also suffering a 'small stroke'.

The man was given a four percent chance of survival according to medical experts, but miraculously woke a month after his coma with no brain damage.

Recent videos show that despite continuing to fight the condition, he is making progress. He even tries to smile at his sister when she offers him words of encouragement.

Featured Image Credit: GoFundMe / TikTok/@michelleBell11

Topics: Health, Science, US News