Four chest tubes after CPR

Last Thursday, Majed’s heart stopped due to tension pneumothorax. This kind of pneumothorax is a perforation of the soft balloon-like lung itself inside the hard rib cage and if the patient is under intubation, tension(pressure) will be collected between the rib cage and soft lung tissue. This tension leads to compression of central mediastinum and the heart and eventually the heart cannot beat due to external pressure and eventually stops beating.

Majed had “both” sides of tension pneumothorax and they did CPR and Majed’s heart began to beat again. Now he is in stable condition with four chest tubes inserted into hard rib cages to maintain usual negative pressure of it.
Prolonged intubation creates these dangerous conditions frequently in these premature babies, so please pray for this poor Majed to be extubated safely and soon.