EDECMO 37 – Nate’s Story

Jake is an Emergency Physician from Santa Cruz California whose interest in resuscitation was put to the fullest test when his own son had a cardiac arrest. This is the amazing retelling of that day in November when what Jake learned in an EDECMO workshop was utilized in a dramatic fashion. This is a story of two heros: Jake and his son Nate.

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Dylan Norton
This was a very touching and inspirational story. The bravery that Jake showed in resuscitating his son is remarkable. As a father, I don’t know that I would be able to detach myself emotionally enough to perform the way he did or make these critical and life-saving decisions. In listening to the case, however, I found myself wondering why the providers decided to start ECMO instead of empiric thrombolysis. From what I heard from the case presentation, it sounded like PE was the most likely cause of the arrest, and I believe I would have advocated for thrombolysis rather than… Read more »
Jimbo Crimbo

Great use of resources for someone who is terminally Ill, nice move dad. I’m sure you were right there yelling at the various teams to do everything to save your fatally ill child. Can’t wait to hear another story in a year when he arrests again. You even go as far as to disparage multiple resuscitation teams and OR teams, acting like you were the white knight who saved this kid. “I have privileges there” I would have kicked you out of my trauma bay and OR. Yeah you’re a real hero bro. I see why you’re divorced.