California man recovers from coronavirus, most fingers amputated
Gregg Garfield, 54, only had a 1 percent chance of surviving – but he managed to beat the odds and was released from the hospital in early May.
“I’m doing fantastic, however, my hands – never going to be the same. I don’t have fingers anymore,” Garfield told KTLA. “This can happen to you.”
All of his fingers on his right hand were amputated, as well as most fingers on his left, according to the outlet.
“COVID has effects on the endovascular bloodstream, so it actually affects the blood flow,” Dr. David Kulber, a plastic surgeon of Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, told KTLA. “That’s why some young people have had strokes, and that’s why anticoagulation — putting patients on blood thinners — now has …continued .
[Source: Fox News]