My son had swine flu last year and was in ITU. His lungs were not functioning so he was put in the prone position for 15 hours straight, he was sedated and paralyzed. Being in the prone position you have to be paralyzed, and when the doctors turned my son to supine (on his front) he had a huge hematoma on his forehead. His face was swollen and he was also ventilated, His lips were split badly, and his nose had blood running from it and he looked a mess.
The hospital wouldn't give us any explanation for this. he was in a very bad way and was flown to a london hospital to go on ecmo. What i want to know is, how did he get a hematoma on his forehead when he was in ITU? How could this happen? He's 35 years old, is alive on oxygen and has massive scars on his face. he only went in with swine flu.