Doctor MacGuyvers a makeshift nebuliser for a sick child onboard an Air Canada flight. And seriously, don’t pack medications in checked luggage, people..
The life saver’s name really is Dr. Guru.
An asthmatic 2 year old had developed a cold and became short of breath. The boy’s oxygen levels dipped “dangerously low.” So the good Dr. Guru sprung into action:
Using the plane’s adult inhaler and a variety of other materials found on board, including a plastic cup and water bottle, Guru constructed a makeshift nebulizer — a machine that allows asthma medication to be inhaled as a mist — that was able to improve the boy’s oxygen level to a healthy percentage.
“I got a water cup and made a hole in the bottle and focused it to his face…told [the parents] to keep it there,” Guru told ABC. “Within about half an hour and two treatments he was sounding much better.”
The doctor tweeted a photo:
(HT: Ron F.)