24-year-old didnt get vaccinated for COVID. Then, had to have a double lung transplant. – USA TODAY

“He wanted to wait a few years to see you know, if theres any side effects or anything from it,” he informed WSB-TV.The worst side of it: He turned down the COVID-19 vaccine and almost died.”I was, like, No, no,” Nuclo told Fox 5 Atlanta.”Bargatze was taken to the University of Maryland where he underwent a double lung transplant on June 28.

A 24-year-old contracted COVID-19 in FloridaHe was airlifted to Georgia to be placed on ECMO circuitHe went through a double lung transplant at the University of MarylandA 24-year-old man with COVID-19 is wishing he was vaccinated after spending months in the medical facility and requiring a double lung transplant.Blake Bargatze was the only one in his household to not get vaccinated and was contaminated with the infection in April while in Florida, his family told WSB-TV. For over 3 months, Bargatze has actually been in 3 different medical facilities from Florida, to Georgia and after that landing at the ICU at the University of Maryland Medical Center. “I simply do not ever want anyone else to go through this,” his mom Cheryl Nuclo told the station.His mom said Bargatze did vape frequently but did not have diabetes or high blood pressure, underlying medical conditions that can intensify COVID-19 signs. When it comes to getting the vaccine, Paul Nuclo, Bargatzes stepfather, stated his stepson desired to wait. “He wished to wait a few years to see you know, if theres any negative effects or anything from it,” he told WSB-TV. “As soon as he got in the hospital, however, he stated he wished he had gotten the vaccine.”The worst side of it: He rejected the COVID-19 vaccine and practically passed away. Now hes preaching its virtues to Congress.Mike Pence: Evidence highly recommends COVID-19 came from a Chinese labDays after contracting the virus, Bargatze was having a hard time to breath and was put on a ventilator at a south Florida ICU, Fox 5 Atlanta reported.The doctors wished to put him on the most aggressive form of life support — an ECMO circuit. The ECMO makers works by pumping blood outside the body, reoxygenating it, and then putting blood back into the body, so the lungs and heart can rest. When doctors had a difficult time ventilating him in Florida, he was airlifted Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Peter Barrett, Piedmont Healthcares Director of ECMO, told the household his lungs were not going to recuperate and his only hope was to have a lung transplant. “I was, like, No, no,” Nuclo informed Fox 5 Atlanta. “Because I understand its probably the hardest transplant to go through, and the durability is not great. However, then there are some individuals that have actually lived several years.”Bargatze was required to the University of Maryland where he went through a double lung transplant on June 28. Recently, he was still on a ventilator and not able to speak. Nuclo said her boy has a long healing ahead and wants his scenario to be a wake-up call for young people.”Blake isnt the only 24-year-old this has actually occurred to, or younger individuals. Like I said, COVID is genuine. Its not gone. People require to be conscious and be mindful, ” she informed Fox 5 Atlanta. Never ever awakened: CDC examining death of Michigan boy who died days after getting Pfizer COVID-19 vaccineFollow press reporter Asha Gilbert @Coastalasha. Email: agilbert@usatoday.com.