On January 5, he began to have a fever. CT showed a little infection in the lower right lung. On January 7, when he was rechecked, he became a double lung infection. Fever lasted for 9 days, after which dyspnea gradually appeared.
During Lu Juns illness, there was an Internet message that he died. To refute the rumors, on January 23, he commissioned a doctor to take a video of his activities and publish it on the Internet. This rumor is too hard on the comrades fighting on the front line. I took the initiative to refute the rumors, mainly to cheer them up and hope to give them confidence to continue fighting.
At present, Lu Jun is still in Tongji Hospital for treatment, waiting for recovery. Although the epidemic is very serious, there are not many critically ill patients. As one of the critically ill patients, I successfully escaped from the danger with the help of medical staff. My personal experience tells you, dont be afraid, be confident. Lu Jun said.
Lu Jun is doing rehabilitation training.
Suspected infection during reception
Beijing News: when did you get the new coronavirus?
Lu Jun: I think I was infected when I was on duty on January 2. That night, I received more fever patients, about 30. Most of those patients were not diagnosed with new pneumonia, most of them were influenza, some were bacterial infections, some were common cold. New crown pneumonia belongs to virus infection, but at that time, there was no special test reagent, so few patients were diagnosed, and they didnt know enough, so they didnt pay much attention.
Beijing News: when did the number of fever patients begin to increase?
Lu Jun: it was around January 2, when the three doctors received the doctor together. I was on the night shift that day, and I was alone with more than 30 fever patients. At that time, Tongji Hospital had a fever clinic, but it was not opened specifically for new pneumonia (patients). The emergency department was the main battlefield. I was an emergency department, so most of the fever patients came to the emergency department for treatment.
Beijing News: what are the protective measures for the reception during that period?
Lu Jun: at that time, there was a document saying that there was a new type of pneumonia in Wuhan, but at that time, there was too little knowledge about the virus, and it was not clear whether the virus would be passed from person to person, so it was just on duty, a little more protection than before, upgrading the ordinary medical masks worn at work, replacing them with N95 masks that were anti-virus, and there was no requirement for protective clothing and goggles. I didnt think it was strange at that time. After all, we usually wear masks at work.
January 7 when diagnosed as new pneumonia in Wuhan
Beijing News: you start to get sick and fever. Have you thought about the cause?
Lu Jun: at that time, it was suspected that it was influenza virus, so I went to test the blood and took a CT. Considering whether it will be virus infection or not, I did CT examination. I remember that on January 5, CT showed that there was a little infection in the right lower lung. On January 7, when I reexamined it, it became a bit more serious, and became a double lung infection. Later, the fever could not be relieved for 9 days, and then gradually became difficult to breathe, so I felt that something was wrong. I didnt go back to work after nine days of fever.
Beijing News: in the list funded by a medical assistance fund, it is mentioned that doctor Lu was diagnosed on January 7. Is this you?
Lu Jun: its me. My colleagues from Tongji Hospital helped me apply for this fund. At that time, the new coronavirus was also called new pneumonia. Im not sure if Im the first doctor to make a diagnosis, but I should be the first doctor to make a serious diagnosis.
u25b2 the ward where Lu Jun was transferred to Tongji Hospital
Beijing News: what are the symptoms during the illness?
Lu Jun: I began to feel sick on January 5, when the fever reached 38.7 degrees Celsius, then it reached 39.5 degrees Celsius when it was the highest. I was tired, my muscles were sore, and I had difficulty breathing. Then I infused fluid every day, at the latest, I infused it to 4-5 a.m., at the most, I needed to infuse more than ten bottles. During the illness, I was very anxious. After all, my son was only 3 years old. My wife is the only one who knows about my illness. My father is nearly 80 years old, and my mother is nearly 70, so I didnt tell them. At that time, what I thought most was that I wanted to get better soon.
Beijing News: how about the current recovery? Will it affect the future work?
Lu Jun: because I was very ill before, I am recovering slowly now. The main reason is that the lung injury is serious, which has reached the standard of respiratory failure. Now that I have said a lot, I still have a little difficulty breathing. But now I feel much better than before. As long as my lung function recovers, I can go home. And experts say that after my body recovers, it should not affect my work in the emergency department in the future.
The drugs Lu Jun is taking at present. Picture provided by interviewee
To actively refute rumors after being said dead
Beijing News: can you tell us more about your diagnosis and treatment?
Lu Jun: when I was in our hospital (Tongji Hospital), I mainly relied on some antiviral drugs, as well as hormone, c-ball, antibiotics, and respiratory support treatment. On January 17, I transferred from Tongji Hospital to Jinyintan hospital, and on January 29, I transferred back to Tongji Hospital. During the treatment in Jinyintan hospital, there were experts from the National Health Commission and Tongji Hospital. The treatment mainly included infusion, atomized antiviral drugs and respiratory support.
Beijing News: do you know that you died of illness on the Internet?
Lu Jun: I know. Later, I took the initiative to refute the rumor. At that time, I was just able to get out of bed, which can be understood as just beginning to recover. I asked my colleagues who supported Jinyintan hospital at that time to help me take a video of my getting out of bed activity and upload it to the Internet, because this rumor hit the comrades in the front line too much.
One of my colleagues said that when I saw the news of my death, I cried a lot. I know that my colleagues are very busy and tired, the patients mood is not good, and the protective equipment is also in short supply. If I dont have infection, I will definitely meet my colleagues at the front line, but now Im not able to go there because of illness, which is a bit regrettable. I took the initiative to refute the rumor, mainly to cheer up the medical colleagues fighting in the front line, hoping to give them confidence to continue fighting.
u25b2 it is said on the Internet that after Lu Jun died of illness, the doctors of Xiehe Hospital helped him to refute the rumors on Weibo. Micro-blog screenshots
Beijing News: now in Tongji Hospital, my colleagues treat you. Is there any difference?
Lu Jun: Ive already treated myself as a patient. If I change my role, I think its nothing.
Beijing News: now how to solve the problem of eating?
Lu Jun: now its my wife who delivers rice. She usually puts rice in the nurse station.
Beijing News: after this incident, what do you want to convey to you?
Lu Jun: Although the epidemic is very serious, there are not many critically ill patients. As one of the critically ill patients, I have successfully escaped from the danger with the help of medical staff. My personal experience tells you, dont be afraid, be confident, have the backing of the country and the people, and the medical staff rushing to the front line must be able to overcome the epidemic.
At 9:12 a.m. on January 25, a staff member from the otolaryngology clinic of Hubei integrated traditional Chinese and Western Medicine Hospital (Xinhua Hospital) told surging news that on January 16, 2020, Liang Wudong, an otolaryngologist of the hospital, was suspected to be infected with the new type of coronavirus pneumonia. On January 18, he was transferred to Jinyintan hospital for treatment and died at 7 a.m. on January 25 at the age of 62.