A dad-of-three has been left with an "artificial" heart and lung after contracting covid along side five infections.
Adam Fil was taken into hospital on August 23 with covid after struggling to breathe. He was put on oxygen but doctors soon found out he was suffering from five infections across his organs.
The 32-year-old was put on a ventilator, with doctors confident that he would recover.
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After six days he was rushed to a hospital in London where he was put on an ECMO machine which acts as a heart and lung machine.
Adam was in a critical but stable condition when he went for a scan they found that he had a brain haemorrhage.
It is now a waiting game, with Adam having a heart attack on September 16.
Adam's wife and family are now waiting to see if he wakes up but, if he does, it is more than likely there will be permanent effects from the brain haemorrhage.
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Adam's sister, Monika Fil who lives in Southport, told the ECHO: "He couldn't breathe, he was gasping for air, so the ambulance came and took him to hospital.
"Straight away he was put on oxygen and taken to the covid unit. They quickly found out this wasn't enough. He didn't have the lung capacity. He was on 75% oxygen and then 95% because his lungs weren't working.
"At the same time as he had covid, he had five different infections in his body. He had the delta variant of covid, on top of that he had a bacterial infection in his lungs, he had infections that attacked his liver, his kidneys, his heart.
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"He was then connected to a ventilator. The doctor said he wasn't sure whether he would survive when he was connected to the ventilator as his lungs might give up.
"They gave him a 70% chance of surviving whilst being on the ventilator machine in Portsmouth. After six days, he began to get a really bad fever of 41 degrees so the decision was made to connect him to the ECMO machine which is like an artificial heart and lung.
"He's been referred to a hospital in London on a specialist unit. In London they were just trying to keep him stable because his lungs stopped working, he was on dialysis because of an infection in his liver, his heart wasn't working properly.
"They did a CT scan and discovered a brain haemorrhage in his right hemisphere. On top of everything there was that.
"They said they can't operate on the brain haemorrhage because he won't survive the surgery. They also said they think if he wakes up he will be disabled.
"He has drains connected to his lungs because they've collapsed and this morning he also had a small heart attack. It is very tough."
Adam, a manager for Amazon , is currently being treated at St Thomas' Hospital in London after being moved from Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth when his condition worsened.
Adam lives just outside of Portsmouth with his wife Aneta, 32, and their three children, Jessica, nine, Gabrys, seven, and Max, five.
Monika and Adam, along with their mum, Barbara, 62, dad, Stanislav, 65, and brother Aggie, 40, moved to England 15 years ago, with Monika choosing to move up north to Southport.
Monika is now looking to raise money through a GoFundMe page she has set up for Aneta, who is a stay at home mum, and their three children whilst Adam is in hospital.
Monika told the ECHO: "[Aneta] is scared, she's so scared The children are quite young and it's the fear of what's going to happen next. We all went to see a priest in London and he said he's going to pray for Adam.
"Everyone has been very supportive but she's really exhausted. She doesn't eat, she doesn't sleep, she has three kids.
"The children have been crying a lot. The younger ones don't know too much because we don't want to scare them. They know something's not right, they know their daddy is really sick.
"We asked them to write letters and send them to the hospital which are next to his bed right now. One of the letters said 'Daddy, we can't do this without you. Please come back'."
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