Quick Thinking of a Doctor saved a kid’s life.
When a 2-year-old child suffered an asthma attack during a flight, his parents didn’t know what to do since they had accidentally packed his medication in their check-in luggage. The fellow passenger, on the Air Canada flight from Spain to the US, was Dr. Khurshid Guru – Director of Robotic Surgery at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in New York. When he found out that the child needed immediate medical intervention, he got together a plastic water bottle, a cup, some tape and an oxygen tank to make an inhaler.
He converted an inhaler for adults into a pediatric nebulizer, a machine meant to deliver asthma medication by turning it into the mist which can then be inhaled through a face mask or mouthpiece.