My baby was nearly killed by meningitis - but after 50 operations including a double amputation she can finally walk

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'My baby was nearly killed by meningitis – but after 50 operations including a double amputation she can finally walk'

A YOUNGSTER who almost died after contracting meningitis as a baby is finally well enough to play outside with her friends - after having 50 operations including a double leg amputation.

We felt helpless. All we could do was sit by her cot and hope. For five days, Amy clung to life in ICU"It's fantastic that she has now got the prosthetic legs and means she can finally play out with her friends instead of watching from the window. Amy was rushed to Blackpool Victoria Hospital where doctors diagnosed meningococcal septicaemia, a type of meningitis.Doctors warned Jade that her little girl might not survive the illness and she was hooked up to 16 different machines.Credit: Focus Features

“Then, the doctors decided to amputate two of Amy’s toes, to stop the poison spreading further through her body. It was the only way to save her.“As she went down to theatre it felt as though my own life was hanging by the balance.”Jade said: “The disease had already spread. The doctors said they would need to remove her whole foot. Then they decided it would be best to amputate her leg, above the knee. She would also lose two of her fingers.

 

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