connectVideoMissouri mother loses all 10 toes, hand, multiple fingers after the battle with the deadly infection sepsis
Rachael Acuff, who first went to the hospital in June 2018 after noticing blood in her urine, does her best to adapt to after her 10 toes and right hand amputated to stop a deadly infection caused by sepsis. Acuff’s health not with her discharge from the hospital in August, when she underwent her most recent amputation of two weeks ago. The Missouri mother said she has grown closer to God and stronger in her faith.
A Missouri mother for more than a month in the hospital in serious condition is to adjust to a life without her 10 toes and right after they were amputated in an attempt to stop the deadly infection from spreading throughout her body.
Rachael Acuff, who first went to the hospital in June 2018 after noticing blood in her urine, said she never even heard of the hospital staff to tell her family in the preparation of their farewell, while they are sedated.
Acuff’s health not with her discharge from the hospital in August, when she underwent her most recent amputation of two weeks ago.
“As soon as I was in the hospital, everything started happening really fast after they took my blood pressure was so low that it is almost not to register,” Acuff, 32, told MDW-Functions. “They moved me to a room and immediately began running a list of tests. The last thing I remember was being told that they were moving me to the top, and then I was stunned for three weeks. When I woke up, my mother explained to me that I had to septic shock, DIC (disseminated intravascular coagulation) and toxic shock syndrome from an unknown source.”
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Acuff said that she was treated with four antibiotics while in the hospital intensive care unit and at one point she was on a ventilator, feeding tube and dialysis for the treatment of renal failure. She was eventually moved from the INTENSIVE care unit before being sent home after 46 days in the hospital, but the damage the infection had wreaked havoc on her hands and feet.
In August 2018, she began her amputation journey, which was continued through the past month. Doctors started with the removal of dead tissue on the four fingers of her left hand, followed by the removal of dead tissue on all five fingers of her right hand. In September, she had the amputation of all 10 toes.
Acuff said that she has grown closer to God and stronger in her faith.
In March of this year, Acuff endured the amputation of her little finger, and just two weeks ago had a trans-radial amputation of her right hand two inches above the wrist, MDW Has reported.
Acuff told the news outlet that she became stronger in her faith and relationship with God, and has learned to “enjoy every moment, good and bad.”
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“There is no medical reason I should be alive,” she told MDW-Functions. “So, something more powerful is in my corner, that’s for sure.”
She said she shares her story in the hope of encouraging others to speak out for their own health.