The ECMO treatment, although crucial at this point, does still come with its own inherent risks as the immense pressure that is used to open your lungs comes with the risk that air can leak into your chest cavity. If this happens the doctors will insert tubes to clear it out.
Your kidneys might also be of major concern as if they don’t manage to filter out the byproducts from the drugs that you are now being constantly given, your entire body could swell from fluid retention which will require dialysis to help with your renal function.
The risks to your body don’t stop there as because you have been in hospital for a long time now, your chances of a blood clot are extremely high, but by this point, fluid accumulating in your lung sacs is almost certain. Your blood pressure will drop to a critical level causing your heart to stop. The doctors will administer vasopressors to get your pulse and circulation back.
Unfortunately, it is not looking good and some tough decisions will soon need to be made, not just by the doctors, but by your family as well.