A teen needed to be placed in a medically induced coma due to being diagnosed with a rare lung disorder. She claims she got this disease because of years of daily vaping.
Maddie Nelson, 18, used vaping pens almost every day for a period of three years. In a post she wrote on social media, she said she’s sharing her story so that others can know that there’s something unsafe and dangerous in these pens.
Maddie Nelson Gets Rushed to the ICU
After a couple of months of mild symptoms that gradually worsened and caused nausea and vomiting, her family rushed her to the hospital.
After only 4 days, she was fighting for her life. She explains she had particles of fat growing in her lungs that were associated with the glycerine in the vape juice.
Consequently, her lungs were full of fluids and her chest X-rays were one of the worst doctors have seen.
She spent time in ICU and was placed in a medically induced coma for three days. Her family was terrified and even told by the doctors that she may not survive. She had high temperature and her brain was shut off.
When she was sent to the ICU, she could barely breathe and after two hours, she was very tired and didn’t know how she could go on. From serious to possibly fatal, Maddie’s life was hanging by a thread.
She was administered steroids to help fight off the inflammation and needed to receive oxygen due to the chest tightness.
The Dangers of Vaping
Even though it’s one of the rising trends in the world, especially among youngsters, vaping can cause a lot of damage, according to experts. This is mainly because of the lack of knowledge about the long-term impact of vaping.
Despite once marketed as a safe alternative to tobacco and less dangerous than tobacco, today, experts emphasize that vaping is a dangerous thing. And, the side effects are already being seen.