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Fit 72 year old personal trainer gets flu shot, becomes paralyzed and is put on a ventilator

Bob Martin shared a link with me regarding his experience following the flu shot. Be warned. Listen here to an interview on Self Discovery Media with Sarah Troy.

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Bob says “I have been Crusading for 6 years for a ‘No Fault Compensation Program’ for people who have been injured or have died from vaccines. I would appreciate the support from people like you to make Canadians more aware of our stories and to make sure that all Canadians have protection.” Canada and Russia are the only 2 of the G20 Countries who have neglected and are neglecting our vaccine people who have been injured. Unfortunately, they have done so for over 40 years.

 

Read his testimony at his website …

On Oct 20 Bob had a flu shot.

The following week Bob had chills and just couldn’t get warm. He had some difficulty swallowing on the right side of his throat. At one point he was wary about his balance with some stairs.

On Nov 1 during a walk, he experienced some stiffness in his legs and lack of control with one of his feet. Later that night he found that he was numb and tingly in the base of the feet and lacked balance and the ability to stand. By the morning the numbness and tingling feeling had progressed up his legs.

On Nov 2, Bob was immediately rushed to the hospital with Dr’s considering two possible medical conditions – ALS or GBS. Through their assessment they determined that he had Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS).
They immediately administered IVIG treatment over the next 5 nights in hopes of reversing the syndrome. Yet, over the next 7 days Bob’s condition worsened as the paralysis began to ascend through his body in turn creating havoc on his respiratory system.

For those who don’t know Bob, he is an extremely fit, athletically active,  72 year old Personal Trainer for Oak Bay and Henderson Recreation.

On Nov 9 Bob was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where they placed him on a ventilator and monitored him closely. At this point he was now paralyzed up to his shoulders. He could only slightly shrug his shoulders and move his neck/head. Among other tubes attached to him, he also had a nasal feeding tube. Communication from this point forward had become limited with Bob who had to start using an alphabet chart – blinking each time a letter was spoken that he was looking for to describe a word and also using as much eye contact as possible to help us understand him.

We could only wait for him to plateau and with only one sign on Nov 12 that looked promising, sadly he dipped back deeper into the syndrome.

On Nov 16 they tested the possibility of removing the ventilator, however, that was only successful for a few hours and he had to be placed back on the ventilator. On Nov 18 they removed the ventilator from his mouth and did a tracheotomy and attached the ventilator to the trachea.

During the next 2 weeks he lost finite control of his muscles in his tongue including his eyes which has led to some vision problems.

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