The Doctors: Sepsis, DIC & Pneumonia Cause Shannon to Lose Arms & Legs

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Single Mother Shannon Beats Sepsis But Loses Her Limbs

Shannon, 29, was a very athletic child, always wanting to be outside, running around and playing in the grass. She lived a happy life and began her own family in 2009 with the birth of her first child. In 2010 she began working as a Pharmacy Technician, trying to build a better life for herself and her baby boy. But on December 5, 2010, everything changed for Shannon, who was pregnant with her second child. She was feeling ill and went to the hospital. A sonogram on the baby she was carrying showed the child had a low heart beat and would have to come out three month premature. Complications arose during the cesarian section. The baby did not make it and Shannon began developing blood clots, her skin became discolored, she had liver and kidney failure and fell into a coma for 3 weeks. When she finally came through, the doctors told her she was going to have to have both her arms and legs amputated. The sepsis had spread through out her body and many different blood clots in her arms and legs made it impossible for the already weak blood flow to keep blood flowing to her arms and legs.

The Doctors: Sepsis, DIC & Pneumonia Cause Shannon to Lose Arms & Legs

The Doctors spoke with Shannon who suffered from Sepsis, DIC & Pneumonia which caused her to lose her limbs (both arms and both legs).

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After 17 different surgeries, Shannon was finally in the clear from the sepsis. She had all her limbs amputated (two arms and two legs), but she still had the will to survive, the willingness to live for her three year old boy. It was very heart wrenching and emotional to watch Shannon walk onto the stage of the show by her own power and with the use of a rolling walker and prosthetic legs. Did anyone else see her come out onto the stage? I know it was very touching for me. How did you feel about it? Were your emotions going crazy watching this women walk across the stage? Comment below!

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Comments

  1. nura says

    when we see people in these kind of situations you will realise how previled we are.she has non of her arms or either legs and you can see how bright and full of life she is. when i watched that clip my heart sank and my eyes were full of tears. she is an amazing human being. the health is a gift and we should use in a proper way you never know what is gonna happen tomorrow.
    cheers

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