A few minutes had passed since the end of the Superclásico, the supporters of Boca Juniors were celebrating the 1-0 victory and the former senator of Together for Change Stephen Bullricha River Plate fan, made a post on his Instagram account from Southern Hospitalwhere he has been hospitalized since last August 31: “This bank account to the biggest since ICU, @riverplate.”
The message of Bullrichthat 50 minutes after publication, it had almost 25 thousand “likes”, It was accompanied by the first known image of the former senator since, 11 days ago, he was hospitalized for respiratory distress that led to pneumonia. In the photo he looks conscious and with mechanical ventilationas reported in the last medical report on September 5.
It is not the first time that the former Minister of Education shows his love for River Plate on the networks. For example, at the end of last June, in the run-up to the match with Lanús, he expressed his gratitude. It was when the players of Marcelo Gallardo’s team and those of Granate unfurled a flag with the phrase: “June, month of fight against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis” and “Life is today”. For this reason, Bullrich was moved to remark: “What pride to see the flag in the club of my loves”.
In 2021, the former senator had been diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (THE A). In the last statement from Hospital Austral, which was last Monday, it was indicated that the former senator had had his sedation withdrawn, he was awake and interacting with his family.
“The patient Esteban Bullrich continues to be hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit of the Austral University Hospital, stable, under treatment for pneumonia, with mechanical ventilation and sedation has been withdrawn. He is awake and interacts with his relatives. Depending on its evolution, the issuance of a new medical report will be evaluated”, was detailed in the statement signed by the head of the Intensive Care Unit, Paul Pratesiand the medical director, Fernando Judica.
At the same time, Bullrich’s family sent a message of thanks: “The family takes advantage of this part to say that they are sharing with Esteban all the expressions of affection expressed and that he receives them with great emotion.”
The former senator had to resign his seat in 2021 after being diagnosed with THE Aand last Tuesday, August 31, he arrived at the Hospital Austral after a picture of respiratory distress.
Bullrich has been running a campaign since last year to raise funds and collaborate with scientific progress related to ALS. Under this idea, the Bullrich Foundation was born, which organized acts and informative events.
In one of his public appearances, the former Minister of Education told how the pathology lives. “I see it as if God had given me this disease so that I could take up the fight. I don’t let ALS rest. I will find a cure. I go to sleep always telling him that I’m going to beat him“, said.
What is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
ALS is a neurodegenerative disease It affects motor neurons located in the spinal cord and in the brain. These nerve cells are responsible for controlling the functioning of the muscles, which gradually weaken.
Annually, five out of every 100,000 people in the world are diagnosed with ALS. As there are no treatments that manage to combat and cure this pathology, the cases are usually terminal: life expectancy is three to five years after the results. It is for this reason that science and medicine have long been focused on advancing studies and possible solutions that improve the quality of life of patients.
The neurologist and medical director of the Buenos Aires Institute of Neurology, Alexander Andersson (MN 65,836), chatted with Infobae and explained the details of this disease. “It compromises the neurons and exclusively the motor neurons. It weakens the muscles that depend on these neurons. The cardiac muscle or the smooth muscle of the digestive system is not compromised, but the skeletal striated muscle is, ”said the professional.
In turn, Andersson detailed: “ALS is characterized by atrophy and decreased strength of the muscles limbs, trunk, swallowing, phonation, speech articulation and breathing”.
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