Baby Girl With Meningitis Has Second Limb Amputated
Ten-month-old Kia Gott has captured the hearts of the world, as she suffers from meningitis.
The brave little girl has just had her second limb removed, after already having one of her arms amputated to her elbow in a bid to fight the disease.
Her heartbroken parents, Paul and Vikki, have been told they’d have to remove all three of her remaining limbs.
The Telegraph and Argus report that however, that doctors made the last minute decision in the theatre to only remove one of her legs instead of all her remaining limbs. Her family hope that will be the end of the amputations.
Donna Gott a relative told the Telegraph & Argus that Kia’s parents were trying to stay positive and hoping for the best outcome.
‘Kia is fairly stable right now. She went to the high dependency unit rather than intensive care after surgery which was a good sign. The surgeons are really pleased with her.
It’s not to say she won’t need more surgery on her limbs in the future but for now there is a bit of light and she has a better chance of mobility.’
Devastatingly, her parents have been told that their brave little girl will most likely be blind, deaf and have brain damage. But they’re hopeful their strong little girl will prove everybody wrong.
The little girl has first rushed into intensive care in Leeds four weeks ago with meningococcal septicaemia after her mother took her to the GP as Kia hadn’t been acting like herself.
Her parents noticed that Kia had been jerking in her sleep and had become extremely lethargic, plus had a temperature of 38.5 C.
Her symptoms then worsened and she had a mini cardiac arrest as paramedics tried to treat her with emergency drugs.
She was taken to Bradford Royal Infirmary before she was transferred to intensive care at Leeds General Infirmary where the family were given the news that all four limbs would be removed.
If you’d like to help Kia and her family, please donate whatever you can via her crowdfunding page. We wish you all the best beautiful girl.