Hospitalized Girl Wakes Up With Legs& Hands Amputated – All Because A Dog Licked Her! – Perez Hilton

Hospitalized Woman Wakes Up With Legs & Hands Amputated - All Because A Dog Licked Her! - Perez Hilton

Hospitalized Girl Wakes Up With Legs& Hands Amputated - All Because A Dog Licked Her! - Perez Hilton

This is the worst thing we’ve heard in a very long time.

Marie Trainer woke up in research hospitals with her legs and hands removed — and in a cruel spin, was told her beloved puppies were to blame.

It all began when Marie and her husband Matthew returned home to Ohio from a vacation to the Caribbean.

For many tourists this year, trips to that region have turned fatal — but for the trainers, the nightmare began after they got back.

What happened? The same thing that always happens when dog owners get home. Mary told Cleveland’s Fox 8 πŸ˜› TAGEND

” My dog licked me … my dogs lick me all the time .”

That’s all it took.

Shortly afterward Marie fell ailment, at first presenting with flu-like symptoms. However, when her temperature dropped to 93 degrees, her family knew this was a lot more serious.

The team at Aultman Hospital attempted to halt the progress, but it was going too fast; Marie developed sepsis and had to be put into a medically induced coma.

Marie’s stepdaughter Gina Premier is a nurse clinician at the local hospital and was able to help shed more light on what happened next πŸ˜› TAGEND

” We were get new symptoms and worsening symptoms very rapidly .”

Marie’s extremities began to turn necrotic and then gangrene. Doctors had to remove her legs and hands in order to save her life. Gina explains the necrosis was moving so quickly” “theres nothing” they could do .”

Blood tests corroborated Marie had contracted capnocytophaga , a bacteria found in the mouths of many puppies and some cats, though it doesn’t make them sick.

Dr. Margaret Kobe , the Medical Director of Infectious Disease at Aultman Hospital, explains πŸ˜› TAGEND

” Fairly common in the oral flora or the mouth of a puppy and it can be transmitted through a bite or sometimes only contact with saliva. That organism is very virulent. It has the ability to induce your immune system to do some pretty horrible things .”

The bacteria can turn the human immune system against itself, causing blood clots which can lead to necrosis and gangrene.

The Trainers believe one of the dogs must have licked a small scrape on Marie’s arm.

It’s rare, but humen do occasionally react this route to the bacteria, and it isn’t fairly. The same thing happened to a human last August, and he had to undergo a similar quadruple amputation.

When she ultimately woke up from the coma, Marie had no idea what had happened. We can’t imagine what that must have been like!

Marie has spent 80 days in research hospitals and undergone eight operations. She says her husband Matthew has helped her get through all of this πŸ˜› TAGEND

” He’s here every day for me .., every day he feeds me, and garments me here every day .”

Together, they’ve launched a GoFundMe page to be included in” medical expenditures, equipment, transportation” — Marie will need prosthetic legs and months of physical therapy.

Hospitalized Girl Wakes Up With Legs& Hands Amputated - All Because A Dog Licked Her! - Perez Hilton
( c) Marie Trainer/ GoFundMe

BTW, she and Matthew don’t blame the dogs and will NOT be get rid of them.

So scary!

What can you do to prevent this happening?

Dr. Kobe says πŸ˜› TAGEND

” If you get bit by a puppy you definitely need to go on antibiotics and to rinse your hands when playing with a dog, especially with an open cut .”

Also, if you watch ANY signs of infection after interaction with a pet and an open wound, seek medical attention immediately !

Stay safe out there, everyone!

[ Image via Fox8/ YouTube .]

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Hospitalized Girl Wakes Up With Legs& Hands Amputated - All Because A Dog Licked Her! - Perez Hilton

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