January 28, 2014

Turning to 'last resort' cure for H1N1 flu

Robert Moore of Tuscaloosa was kept alive by machines in the intensive care unit for part of November and all of December — his diagnosis: severe pneumonia and the H1N1 flu. Despite being on a respirator on full force at DCH Regional Medical Center, Moore's organs weren't responding, and his oxygen levels wouldn't stay up. There was a last option, if Moore was going to survive, doctors told his wife Rhonda: He could be taken to UAB for a “last resort” treatment that could save his life.

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