'Paper cut' size scratch from family dog leaves father in an induced coma, battling deadly sepsis and forced to have his feet amputated - and he will now lose his legs too



A father developed deadly sepsis and ended up in an induced coma after his family dog playfully jumped up to greet him and scratched his arm.
Just hours later, Barry Wallace was rushed to A&E after his feet and part of his nose and ears began turning black after he was cut.
The 48-year-old lost both his feet and will now have to have his legs amputated in the New Year. 
Sepsis can be triggered by an infection in any part of the body and can lead to multiple organ failure and death.
Barry said he thought nothing of the incident in August 2015 after Staffordshire Bull Terrier Harley left... read more

 
28 November 2017 in Health, Views: 43
Source: Daily Mail
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