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Tragic, because a sepsis , a baby’s leg fell off in mum’s hand and also lost all four limbs


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News24xx.com -  Oliver Aisthorpe almost lost his life as a result of contracting sepsis. His sepsis – triggered by an undiagnosed throat infection – and it was so bad, and his leg came off in her hand as she held him in his hospital bed.  

His mother Abigail Wardle, 23, was told to prepare for the worst when he fell ill at their home in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire.

He went on to lose all four limbs, but he is already back at home and he could have his first prosthetic limbs in a matter of months. 

Abigail who work as jewellery designer said, "Some people might feel sorry for us but I feel like the luckiest mum in the world – I still have Oliver with us – he might not have any hands or feet but he is still my smiley, brave little boy. But Oliver was so brave that I knew I had to be brave too. I am his mum and it’s my job to fight for him and make him feel safe."

Abigail visited a doctor on March 16 but was told to give him fluids and Calpol. 

"My gut said he wasn’t right so I took him back to the out of hours GP and within minutes, a nurse had whisked him off and he was being put under anaesthetic. Everything went into a blur for Abigail after that. His hands and feet had started to go purple, and I just remember thinking he must be cold and telling them to put some socks on him."

A nurse then explained they were unsure if he would survive and he was baptised by the hospital’s chaplain.

One day, a nurse was helping me lift Oliver from his chair back into the bed, and his leg came away. 

"The doctors came running in and asked me if I wanted to leave the room because it was quite distressing. But I told them: “My son’s leg has just fallen off and I am not going to leave him here”.

Speaking about his recovery, Abigail said she was proud of Oliver. She said, "We have bad days, but I know that there will be better days to come."






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