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Man Lost Fingers and Toes to the Flu

November 4, 2019


The complications Joey is still dealing with he is not able to travel and is joining us now via Skype from Dallas and Joey first thing I want to say to you is how much respect I have for you After everything you’ve been through your resiliency the way that you are handling this I applaud you because So much has happened since you became ill you stayed positive But can you tell us how quickly you went from just feeling like you had the flu To realizing that this is serious. I could lose my life here. It was a matter of minutes I Got back to work within 45 minutes of returning from violence I was feeling light-headed and dizzy. I went home got home around 3:00 p.m.. And Around 11:00 p.m.. I was in the hospital And they were telling me I was losing my life, Joey you had gotten a flu shot correct Yes, I got the flu shot every year for the last six years this year was so different Well you know I think Joey one thing about the flu shot is we’re coming to understand more and more especially about the h3n2 strain of this Really severe flu season is that even though the flu vaccine Doesn’t necessarily prevent you from having the flu it is very effective at keeping you from dying from the flu So actually this year’s flu vaccine is about 39 percent overall effective in adults and about 59 percent overall effective in kids So I think you did the right thing to get the flu shot even though It was a horrible experience that you had it may have actually saved your life. I Definitely agree with that They saved my life. They gave up on me, and they didn’t expect me to be here So I definitely agree and will recommend everybody continue to get this one shot And I want people to understand what can happen when you’re infected with the influenza virus the flu virus itself infects you But it also puts you at risk for super infections you heard Joey mentioned that he developed an ammonia that pneumonia that that infection thing can then spread throughout your bloodstream Develop into something we we call sepsis in Joey’s case led to septic shock Such a massive drop in blood pressure Joey mentioned going unconscious, then a patient is put on obviously Antibiotics also put on medicines that that basically constrict your blood flow to your vital organs Which is why Joey lost? parts of his hands and his feet and The thing that I am so again proud of you for Joe is you could be sitting there negative spirits Why did this happen to me? I’m otherwise healthy I did all the right things Yet, you’ve stayed positive and I know There’s a lot you’re going through and one of the things to help you adjust to all the recent Changes is we actually reached out to hanger clinic and they’re going to have one of their national upper extremity specialists evaluate you if You’re a good candidate to be fit with one of their prosthetics hanger clinics gonna work with you to get the best prosthetic device that you need free of charge I Really appreciate that That’s been one of my biggest concerns Is I’m gonna move forward? I’m not the one to sit still and idle so anything that helps to continue life on I’m very grateful for Well joy we’re grateful that you are still alive and grateful that you’re sharing your story Keep those spirits up and honestly keep us posted. You truly are a resilient resilient young man And I think Joey’s story highlights once again We often ignore the flu season and and incidentally a lot of stories out there that oh You know the flu vaccine is worthless this year your point is very valid Which is there are people out there? Who will still get the flu but they may die if they did not have the flu vaccine because if nothing else what that does? Is it does build up your antibodies so that it gives your body a fighting chance? this flu season isn’t over what I would say is if you think you have the flu and you have a big time turn for the worse The sooner you get help the better You

58 Comments

  • Reply BeautyBash19 February 26, 2018 at 9:38 am

    I feel like the flu vaccine has something that causes all this and we aren’t being told. 🤔

  • Reply Jiwoo’s Bitch /Stream Dumb Litty February 26, 2018 at 9:47 am

    I'm so thankful i haven't gotten the flu, and i never get the flu shot.

  • Reply autumn sun February 26, 2018 at 10:41 am

    I never got a flu vaccine. I'm 40 years old.

  • Reply Jamie Minser February 26, 2018 at 10:57 am

    I love your show cause I learn a lot from just watching it

  • Reply Reem Mohd February 26, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    What is the virus strain

  • Reply A Dean February 26, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    My very close friend died of this flu. He was 41 and worked out every single day. His passing has left a massive hole in all of our lives. Never thought this could happen to someone these days.

  • Reply p31ChicaLove February 26, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    May the Lord heal this young man Jesus Name

  • Reply lee lz February 26, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    No moaaar fapping

  • Reply chakra 85 February 26, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Lol soo fake! !!!!

  • Reply naruhinastarr February 26, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    oh boy… i just got the flu shot

  • Reply Fire BG February 26, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    One strong man. RESPECT!

  • Reply Sunset February 26, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    the flu shot caused the problem ……

  • Reply bently629 February 26, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    I’m glad I saw this after I already caught the flu… because if I saw this before or during I would have went into shock

  • Reply coyote lady 613 February 26, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Flu is no joke but some people still don't take it seriously…..local animal control officer was fired for being out of work (with a doctors note) for the flu and pneumonia http://www.eagletribune.com/news/merrimack_valley/town-fires-animal-control-officer/article_aa85909d-bdbf-551a-b9fa-7e0c3f38afc8.html

  • Reply EbonySweetness Sweetness February 26, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    This is such a sad situation for this man and proof positive that the flu shot is worthless .

  • Reply dixiegirl999 February 26, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    God bless you for helping him.

  • Reply Terrie Smith February 27, 2018 at 12:17 am

    This show and this episode is sponsored by big pharmaceutical.

    On the flu vaccine label itself it admits that the flu vaccine doesn't stop you from getting the flu. So what's the point of injecting it into your system when it's useless. Jeez.

    I don't ever get the flu shot and I don't get the flu. The trick is eat healthy and lots of liposomal vitimin C.

  • Reply Abbi Curvelo February 27, 2018 at 12:45 am

    These days doctors give all of these vaccines and drugs, but they don’t help with anything. Just eat proper portions of healthy food and you won’t get sick. The prescriptions are what’s getting us sick, and causing us to stay sick. They don’t want to help us, they want money.

  • Reply karenandchongo February 27, 2018 at 2:07 am

    I can't believe she said that about getting the flu shot.  Such a tool.

  • Reply Tony Fernandez February 27, 2018 at 3:36 am

    Fuck the flu shot! Who with me?

  • Reply My Happy Sushi February 27, 2018 at 3:39 am

    Did not seem like he had the Flu. The doctors are just trying to promote the toxic vaccines that causes all these side effects. Vaccines causes all these different diseases. Exaggerating the number of deaths to scare people into getting more shots is just terrible

  • Reply Zelda February 27, 2018 at 3:44 am

    Why are these doctors trying to lie about flu shots? It's sick how programs like this push the promo for the criminal drug companies that sell these Cancer causing vaccines https://youtu.be/cHWeJ0f_o3A

  • Reply GalaxyBubz February 27, 2018 at 3:48 am

    How doctors, drug companies and mainstream media lie through their teeth in order to continue pushing deadly vaccines like they do toxic chemotherapy and radiation. Surprised why people even believes all these fake death numbers https://youtu.be/KqJAzQe7_0g

  • Reply Elmina Holcomb February 27, 2018 at 4:21 am

    I am praying for him. I hope that people can be safer. I’m scared I could get this disease.

  • Reply whyneed1215 February 27, 2018 at 4:43 am

    They didn't mention that he also has HIV… which is why his immune system failed fighting off the flu virus.

  • Reply Heather Leslie February 27, 2018 at 7:00 am

    My entire family got our flu shots. We all swabbed positive for A flu in December. Then end of Jan we all swabbed positive for for B flu and I ended up into severe bacterial pneumonia in both lungs, was becoming septic and was in the hospital for over a wk.

  • Reply Graceymay74 February 27, 2018 at 7:22 am

    I wonder if he was immunocompromised

  • Reply Charles Bussell February 27, 2018 at 8:39 am

    That's amazing! God has his hand on that man.

  • Reply Kim bw February 28, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    Two years ago I nearly died from the flu. Same thing developed pneumonia in a few hours and was in a coma. I'm asthmatic so I was of higher risk. Flu is nothing to play with.

  • Reply Norma Bussey March 1, 2018 at 12:59 am

    Do not fall for what these brainwashed, ignorant, Pharmakeia pushing Drs are saying people !! Vaccines are a lie, hoax, poisoning, maiming & murdering millions globally……stop falling for their fear mongering propaganda to continue pushing their poisons. Wake up & read vaccine manufacturers vaccine inserts & see the deadly ingredients, poisons, insane to inject this deadly crap into you to poison your blood, your immune system, damage your brain…..wake up world !!! A woman is now brain damaged, in a wheelchair admitted by Drs in Vancouver Canada, CAUSED by the flu shot & another young woman had KIDNEY FAILURE caused from the flu shot……wake up people to what these Pharmakeia monsters are doing !!

  • Reply Norma Bussey March 1, 2018 at 1:06 am

    Another woman had kidney failure CAUSED by the flu shot……wake up & demand EVERY vaccine Insert, the 10 page insert to see what they are keeping from you……you need to read every insert or you are not getting informed consent, read all the serious/ deadly adverse reactions which are NOT rare…….STOP believing their Pharmakeia / corporate owned media…..use your brains people & educate before you EVER vaccinate again……they are killing people !!!

  • Reply Ms. Woodard March 2, 2018 at 6:14 am

    Stop getting the flu shot

  • Reply doon714 March 3, 2018 at 7:40 am

    God Bless this young man and God love him.

  • Reply Jesus.Christ.is.coming !! March 3, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    the flu shot didnt save him. Jesus saved him 😊💖

  • Reply Betty R. March 4, 2018 at 7:18 am

    Same happen to me.. its been like 5-6 years once i got the flu shot; it hit me within hours the flu… i was sick for 4 weeks but dr couldnt do anything for me just let it run its course.. thank god it wasn’t this bad!

  • Reply Sarah Armstrong March 4, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    Every time someone sneezes imma show them this damn video!!!!

  • Reply A. T. March 4, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    im gonna need more information about his overall health. because usually people don't get these complications unless they are immunocompromised. i also hate how they twisted the narrative to make it seem like the flu shot saved him from dying when the fucking fact is they don't know for sure. I don't think it did shit there has to be something else going on.

  • Reply Haiphie March 4, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    I feel like the flu vaccine is useless, and the rise we are seeing in how many people get the flu and die from the flu over the last few years is definitely connected to the amount of people who get the flu vaccine. EVEN if the vaccine was legit, they wouldn't be able to vaccinate you against every flu strand because there are hundreds.

  • Reply G-Major 21 March 6, 2018 at 12:06 am

    Bless, bless, bless this man!!!!

  • Reply Elena Guzman March 6, 2018 at 3:02 am

    Mercury free flu shots…. If any at all.

  • Reply Sven Hassel March 8, 2018 at 1:41 am

    Maybe he has AIDS

  • Reply Mezmuree March 8, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Whatever your opinions are regarding flu vaccines, unless you have education in medicine, not only are you unqualified, it is irresponsible to tell others to not get vaccinated. You do not know what you are talking about so stop spreading your ignorance.

  • Reply Crafty MissKitty March 8, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    People please stop getting flu shots I believe they don't work an are just making people get sick!!!! Eeverything is a money racket!!!

  • Reply Cara Sachs March 10, 2018 at 5:35 am

    Hi, this message is for Joei, I hope the tv show can get this message to you. Joei, I’m a certified life coach who works with folks with chronic illnesses and disabilities. I’m disabled myself, and I have a good sense of what’s ahead of you. You said that one of your concerns was about how to move forward. Prosthetics are a great first step but there’s so much more to it. I’m glad to hear you thinking about the future. I’d like to offer you 3 months of one on one Coaching with me (a total of 12 sessions) at no charge. You have a great attitude, even though your life has changed dramatically. I’d love to support you on your journey as you figure out and redefine yourself and your future. I do coaching over the phone, So geographic location is not an issue. I can sense that you have an amazing life ahead of you and I look forward to seeing what you will create with it! You are not alone in this!

  • Reply Faith Maline March 18, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Brought tears to me, May God be with him.❤️🙏🏾

  • Reply tanzania henderson March 22, 2018 at 4:12 am

    I love my cousin so much 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

  • Reply Eric March 23, 2018 at 2:26 am

    Don't get flu shots. A professional at the CDC believed that the flu vaccine was the culprit for the staggering death toll in the US this season. I'm not some conspiratorial dipshit; just look up missing CDC man. His conjecture my not be true, but I never and will continue to never get the flu shot.

  • Reply Adrian Getano March 24, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Flu shot caused this

  • Reply K Nation April 7, 2018 at 2:53 am

    Crazy that most of the people that receive the flu shot gets externally sick or die🧐 I only got the shot twice in my life and got extremely sick, after I stopped I haven’t gotten sick with the flu. The flu shot kills off your white blood cells more and more each year causing you to become more prone to illnesses and diseases you’re around on the daily. That’s why CDC killed that man because he was warning people about it and they told him if he didn’t stop then he would lose his job there or worse.

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  • Reply Kristin Opperman April 10, 2018 at 2:03 am

    This is why I never got the shot. It only leaves you wide open for a deadlier strain

  • Reply elena April 25, 2018 at 4:52 am

    Oh my god. So many people in the comments are ignorant on the subject of vaccines. Vaccines work and save lives!!

  • Reply Izzysmom Tattoos May 7, 2018 at 1:21 am

    My mom got extremely sick from the flu shot this passed year.. I did not get it..i wore a mask all season and survived. I will never get the flu shot again.. I will wear a mask every year if need be.

  • Reply Ch1na May 7, 2018 at 2:53 am

    should have gotten slapped in the face after saying that load of bull to that poor man. "but at least it saved your life" no, it did absolutely nothing.

  • Reply Visionze May 20, 2018 at 4:21 am

    3:58 Asian with blue eyes?

  • Reply Sophie Ahn May 23, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    lmao im 16 never had a flu shot and never had the flu worst has been the common cold HAHA

  • Reply R Metal May 24, 2018 at 12:28 am

    Flu vaccine should prevents this. In this case it did not help at all. May saved his life ? Seriously….. doctors saved his life, not the vaccine.

  • Reply Els Corten May 30, 2019 at 5:40 am

    hello Doctors, a guy from Belgium Leuven reached out on a facebook page. He is looking for someone to talk to who had the same experience, losing fingers and toes. Is there a way for him to contact Joei Smith?

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