A mum-of-three spent more than three weeks in hospital and was put in a coma after developing a mystery lung illness she puts down to her vaping habit.
Sherie Canada, from Abilene, Texas, vaped on and off for three years before getting sick in June. Although she initially believed her symptoms were due to the flu, a stomach bug or dehydration, doctors confirmed differently.
After going to the doctors, she was diagnosed with pre-pneumonia but only got more ill from there, eventually getting taken to ER where doctors discovered fluid and blood clots in her lungs.
As reported by CBS Austin, Sherie was admitted to the ICU where she was put into a medically induced coma on June 18.
The mum-of-three told the television station:
It was scary. I was praying and hoping that I woke up. You dont think about it. Everyone else is doing it. Theyre all OK. Everythings fine and then youre not.
She spent 24 days in hospital in total, and said the hardest thing was watching her sons go through the ordeal; she was sent to the ICU on one of her sons 13th birthday, and intubated on her 15-year-old sons birthday. I felt a lot of guilt and shame. I did this to myself, Sherie said.
The mum-of-three decided to share her story on Facebook in the hope that she could make others aware of the dangers of vaping, stating: I was given a second chance for a reason.
*Please share should you want*Friends and Family, I am putting this out here publicly because I have seen so much of…
In the post, Sherie said she was ashamed to admit she used to vape, saying she got into it after trying it and liking the flavours. She then said she got addicted to the nicotine within the e-cigarettes.
I am telling this story not for attention but to let others know the risk of inhaling things into your lungs, you have no idea of how precious they are until they arent yours anymore and a machine is telling them to breath for you!
I am sharing this today because I have seen so many cases or status updates on Facebook about mothers and fathers standing beside their chRead More – Source