Gauteng woman to have multiple amputations after pregnancy complications
The woman gave birth earlier this month but developed sepsis, which later morphed into gangrene in all her fingers, hands, and feet
A 20-year old mother who developed complications during her pregnancy will undergo surgery at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital on Wednesday, where both her feet and her right hand will have to be amputated.
Actually, the young woman had already lost her left arm.
It was earlier this month she gave birth but after which she developed sepsis, which later morphed into gangrene in all her fingers, hands, and feet.
She has not had any visitors, either from families or friends and this is due to the strict COVID-19 regulations.
She is now facing the difficulty of fending, caring and looking after her little baby alone.
A surgical registrar who works in the hospital, named Dr Jo Carreira, said that the young mother would need all the help she can get.
“She going to need some sort of rehab prosthesesand we don’t really have good prostheses here in government [hospitals]. It’s very difficult and in short supply. I think what is probably going to be the most important thing for her and maybe for her baby, she can’t even hold her baby at the moment.”
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