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Man sleeps with his dog then he woke up without legs

Man sleeps with his dog, then he woke up without legs. A man lost his fingers on one hand and both legs after playing with his dog that led him to being struck down by a deadly infection. Jayco Nell 50 was playing with his pet Harvey when he noticed a tiny cut on his hand, but thought nothing of it.

A psychiatrist lost his legs five fingers and was left disfigured after developing sepsis from being scratched by his dog. Dr Jayco, Now 50 was playing with his cocker spaniel Harvey when he noticed a tiny cut on his hand.

Unbeknown to Dr Nell of Charlton Manchester, he had been infected by a bacteria being carried by his dog’s saliva. Two weeks later, he fell ill with sepsis a deadly illness which would cost him both his legs and all of his fingers on one hand Afflicted with gangrene his face would never be the same again. It was my own dog said Dr Nell we’d been playing a bit rough and he nicked my hand. It was Tiny, I cleaned it and forgot about it. It was never infected locally or anything like that.

Dr Nell, a psychiatrist who specializes in treating patients with dementia, was at work around two weeks later, when he developed flu-like symptoms. He told his secretary to cancel all of his appointments and went home to bed. I started to feel hot and cold. I was shivering, yet I could not get warm. My whole body was aching.

I thought it was the flu, so I went home to bed. I texted my partner and said I had the flu and was going to bed the next day. I was very ill and confused. I wasn’t able to ring work and that’s when my secretary started to worry. The facial disfigurement he has suffered has been difficult to come to terms with for Dr Nell, who said he is so self-conscious.

I don’t even remember the phone ringing when my partner Michael got home after work. I couldn’t stand up, my hands didn’t work properly and I struggled to speak. That’S when he called the paramedics and I was taken to the hospital. The paramedics noticed Dr Nell had red blotches all over his skin, a symptom of sepsis and immediately started a course of antibiotics as they rushed him to the hospital when they arrived at a e. He collapsed and was taken straight to intensive care where he was placed in an induced coma.

People who go into septic shock only have around a 20 chance of survival. The infection interferes with the body’s blood clotting mechanism, with many smaller blood clots, cutting off circulation to parts of the body and causing blood pressure to drop dangerously low. In Dr Nell’s case, his kidneys started to fail and his legs started to turn black as gangrene set in. I was lying there in the hospital. Looking at my black gangrenous legs and fingers looking down, I knew I was going to lose everything.

I could tell the tissue was dead, even though the doctors had plated down. I knew how severe it was. Four months after being admitted to the hospital Dr Nell had both his legs amputated below the knee. He lost all fingers on his right hand and one on his left hand and needed reconstructive surgery on his face with the use of prosthetic legs. Dr Nell Now 52 has been able to learn to walk again and live independently, but the facial disfigurement he has suffered has been difficult to come to terms with I’m very reluctant to go outside because I am so self-conscious.

He says, while it hasn’t stopped me completely from living independently, it has damaged my confidence. The hardest part has been accepting that I’m now disfigured and that there is nothing I can do about it. Doctors were initially baffled by what had caused the infection. Three weeks later, blood tests revealed a bacteria that lives in a dog’s mouth. It meant the couple’s cocker spaniel Harvey was carrying the harmful bacteria in his saliva.

The findings eventually LED Dr Nell and Michael making the difficult decision to have Harvey put down. It was very sad, but we were worried about the dog infecting someone else as Dr now the dog doesn’t need to bite. For that to happen. It can be just passing on through its saliva. What if he had infected a child, it could have been terrible.

Luckily he was an older dog and was coming towards the end of his life. There were times when I was very angry and I blamed him, but it was still very sad for us. The bacteria was just bad luck. It is now 18 months since Dr Nell, who moved from South Africa in 2001 contracted sepsis and while the psychiatrist is still coming to terms with his life-changing injuries, he’s been touched by Rays of Hope. My friendships have become much stronger as a result of what’s happened to me.

He says to see how much my friends and family cared for me was a positive. I realized. I have a lot of inner strength because of what I’ve been through. I think I have a lot more to give to my patients in terms of empathy and understanding. I know what it’s like to be close to death and to have a disability there’s something in me that I need to share and help people.

I hope to eventually show people it is possible to overcome so much in life. This wasn’t the only case days after returning home from a Punta Cana, vacation Marie Traynor called out of work with a backache and nausea. Then her temperature spiked and dropped sending her to a local Stark County, Ohio emergency room in the early hours of May 11th, when trainer woke up in a hospital bed.

Nine days later, her hands and legs had been amputated. It took doctors seven days to discover trainer incurred, a severe infection not from a tropical travel disease as they first suspected, but from her German Shepherd’s kisses trainer contracted a rare infection from the bacteria capnocytesophaga canamorsis, probably one her German Shepherd puppy Taylor licked an open cut.

Dr Margaret Kobe, the medical director of infectious disease at Altman Hospital in Canton Ohio treated trainer and described her as Delirious when she entered the Intensive Care Unit. Shortly after she became unconscious, her skin started changing rapidly to a purplish red color, and then it progressed to gangrene trainer then developed a blood clot. It was difficult to identify, were kind of detectives. We went through all these diagnosis until we could narrow things down. Kobe said the infection spread to the tip of her nose, ears legs and face she didn’t lose parts of her face, but her extremities is what she had to have.

Surgery on the family sought a second opinion hoping to save the trainer’s limbs. But doctors said the damage had already been done: blood tests and cultures confirmed the diagnosis of capnocytophaga. That was a pretty hard pill for us all to swallow to say she was fine a couple of days ago on vacation and now she’s actively getting worse by the minute, and now her hands and feet aren’t alive, like this doesn’t happen in 2019, said Gina Premiere, the Trainer’S stepdaughter and a nurse at Altman Hospital trainer has had eight surgeries so far and is working with doctors to be fitted for prosthesis. This is off the scale, one of the worst cases we’ve seen in terms of how ill people become with infections. Kobe said she was close to death, a rare cause of illness in humans.

Marie Traynor says she knows her. German Shepherd puppy looked a slightly infected scratch when the bacteria spread to humans. They do so through bites, scratches or other close contacts with dogs and cats. According to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and prevention, most people in contact with dogs and cats don’t get sick and it’s rare for capnocytophaga to cause illness in humans.

Those at Great risk are people with weakened immune systems such as cancer patients and people who have had their spleens removed. The CDC said those who become ill may show symptoms within three to five days. Although some may show signs earlier or later the CDC says. In rare cases, patients can develop sepsis about 3. In 10.

People who develop a severe infection die CDC statistics show capnocytophaga, has been detected in up to 74 percent of dogs according to the CDC animals can be tested for it, but those results can change according to the CDC capnocytophaga, isn’t on the cdc’s list of reportable diseases And experts say it’s hard to pin down numbers on how rare these infections are.

A 2015 report found fewer than 500 laboratory confirmed cases that had been reported since 1961, though the bacterium was not officially named as a new species until 1989. I’m so ready to move forward. Marie and Matthew. Trainor have two dogs, and she says she has no intention of parting with them.

She asked her doctors if she could see her dogs again during her healing process. The pups have come to Altman Hospital twice to visit. They brought them here two times at the hospital, so I can see them and that just put the biggest smile on my face. She said Marie Traynor owns a salon. She and her husband own, a local bar.

They love riding motorcycles. Now their Community has rallied around them to help raise money to support trainers, medical expenses, a GoFundMe page, has already raised twenty thousand dollars and a recent pool tournament fundraiser for Marie was standing room only trainer’s son, Matt Matthew trainer Jr said. I cannot believe how everybody has come forward to help and even people, I don’t know from other states, and it’s just unbelievable – the people that have come out to help. I just don’t know how to thank them. All Marie trainers said she hopes to attend the next fundraising event.

On August 31st, a motorcycle Poker Run and dinner sponsored by friends from another local restaurant. She attributes her strength to the support of her family. It’S been such a hard road to travel down. I wouldn’t know what to do without them. Trainer said trainer will soon move from the hospital to a rehabilitation facility to learn how to use prosthesis she’s been fitted for prosthetic legs and will eventually get prosthetic wrists and hands.

I’Ve been feeling very good, they’re healing, very well trainer said I’m so ready to move forward. I want to go home. I want to go back to work. What are the key symptoms of sepsis, the silent killer, that can cause death in minutes, sepsis known as the silent killer strikes when an infection such as blood poisoning Sparks a violent immune response in which the body attacks its own organs? It is potentially life-threatening condition triggered by an infection or injury.

Around 245 000 people develop sepsis in the UK each year and 52 000 die according to the UK, sepsis Trust. Instead of attacking the invading bug, the body turns on itself shutting down vital organs. If caught early enough, it’s easily treated with intravenous antibiotics and fluids, but these must be given as soon as sepsis is suspected.

It strikes with frightening speed and for every hour of delay, a patient’s chance of dying increases. Eight percent, the early symptoms of sepsis, can be easily confused with more mild conditions, meaning it can be difficult to diagnose a high temperature or fever chills and shivering.

A fast, heartbeat and Rapid breathing are also indicators. A patient can rapidly deteriorate if sepsis is missed early on, so quick diagnosis and treatment is vital. Yet this rarely happens thanks for reading. Hope you enjoyed it.

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