Dad lost both legs and hands after amputation - just a day after feeling like he had a cold

Dad lost both legs and hands after amputation - just a day after feeling like he had a cold
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:28:05

A father-of-three had to have both his legs and most of his hands amputated in order to save his life after falling ill with what he thought was a cold.

Chris Garlick, 46, was stunned to learn he had contracted sepsis , which causes his immune system to attack the body's tissue and organs.

Just hours after calling NHS Direct he was fighting for his life, WalesOnline reports.

Chris lost both legs, one of his hands and all the fingers on the other hand.

His wife Karran was told he was going to die, he revealed.

Despite now facing having to learn how to live an entirely different life, Chris says he is full of gratitude to the doctors who saved his life, and Karran for her support.

Massage therapist Chris, whose children are aged 10, eight and five, said: “To watch what my wife has gone through; I’m just so grateful.

 

Category:
string(190) "[{"id":"1996952","sort":"9243836","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2017/07/17/alalam_636358887226304030_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"UK: Patients dying due to poor care, 'shocking' NHS report finds"} ]"

Post your comment

Ramaining Characters : (1000)