Four hours into a seven hour flight, over the Atlantic Ocean, is not a good place to be when your two-year-old has an asthma attack. It becomes even worse when you find her medication has been put in your checked baggage in the cargo hold.
This happened recently on a flight from Spain to the U.S. Luckily, for the girl, Dr. Krushid Guru was on board and jumped into action. He recognized that the toddler needed a nebulizer, but the plane only had an adult one on board. Dr. McGyver, pardon me, Dr. Guru had to get creative.
Using an empty water bottle, a plastic cup and an emergency oxygen bottle he created a device that allowed him to control the dose from the available nebulizer. He cut the base of the bottle out to insert the oxygen mask, which he taped on to dilute the dose from the nebulizer.
Flying back from ERUS15 had to design a nebuliser for a 2 yr old asthmatic over the atlantic. Thank God kid did well! pic.twitter.com/fQOJ2Ac0EA
— Khurshid A. Guru (@KhurshidGuru) September 18, 2015
There could not have been a better doctor on board than a Director of Robotic Surgery. That little girl is so fortunate and I am happy to say she is doing well.