A doctor issued a warning about the dangers of the coronavirus after a patient had her hands and feet amputated.
Dr. Wesley Ely, who is from Nashville, USA, posted a video on Twitter of Autumn Nugent showing her being fitted with a prosthetic leg while her hands and upper legs were wrapped in bandages.
He then told how the mother of 3 kids her hands and feet had taken by the coronavirus.
Explaining in the video, he said:
Her physical resilience and mental fortitude are my inspiration. She sent me this video of her walking with new legs and said to tell you that blood clots of Covid can be prevented with a vaccine. Covid-19 is a disease of blood vessels that can affect your lungs, heart, brain, or any organ. Blood clotting sucks life from vital organs. This patient asked to have her story shared so that others may learn and seek vaccination.
According to the doctor, the coronavirus can cause blood clots, which can result in wounds that resemble to burns.
A fundraising page that was set up for the mother states that she was set up to cover 10 percent of her medical bills, which is more than $200,000.
She originally went into the hospital to remove a tumor from her arm.
A couple of months later, she was throwing a football with her 2 sons when she heard a crack in her bone.
She was brought back to the hospital, where she found out that she had went into a septic shock and was not in conscious.
She had no idea where she caught the virus from, however, upon getting to the hospital, the doctors said that the virus had invaded the surgical wound in her arm.
The virus had also attacked her lungs.
The surgery was a success, and she is currently recovering.
A set of prosthetics with her sister’s and children’s names on them was handed out to her.
Talking about the gift, she said that they gave her hope and motivation during the recovery stage.
Dr. Ely explained:
Her life is forever changed This is the reality of what can happen to a very young and totally healthy person. Life goes on no matter how hard the curveballs are that we are thrown. There is hope for tomorrow. Her love of her kids and sisters is driving her onwards. Covid patients want to get vaccinated and many have asked you to reconsider. Do your part and share her story and its message of hope. Make her courage to share worth it!
Our thoughts and prayers are with Autumn and her family, may she stay strong.