Kostomarov began to breathe on his own, media report
RBC: the condition of the hospitalized Kostomarov has improved markedly in recent days
MOSCOW, March 19 – /strong>. The hospitalized figure skater Roman Kostomarov began to breathe without auxiliary devices, RBC Sport reports, citing sources close to the athlete.
According to the publication, Kostomarov’s health has improved markedly over the past few days. The source said that the athlete has already begun to breathe on his own without the use of auxiliary equipment.
Kostomarov was hospitalized on January 10 with pneumonia. Due to the deterioration of his condition, he was transferred to intensive care and connected to a ventilator. The skater also began to do the blood oxygen saturation procedure (ECMO), used in emergency cases to maintain life.
Later, Kostomarov was disconnected from the system, but the athlete survived a stroke, he developed necrosis. Sources said that doctors amputated part of the figure skater’s leg and several fingers on his hands.
The media previously wrote that Kostomarov lost more than 50 kilograms. On Friday, the MK source also announced the amputation of both legs and the hand of one of the athlete’s hands.