Man went to hospital with 'man flu' and returned with one hand and no feet

Man went to hospital with 'man flu' and returned with one hand and no feet
Published: 2016 July 27 08:55:12 (9193 Views)
A man had both his feet and his right hand amputated after he went to hospital with what he thought to be 'man flu'.

Mark Camamile, 33, came home early from work because he felt sick and started to struggle to breathe.

His wife, Wendy, 32, rushed with him to Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham, where he passed out with his ears and nose rapidly turning black.

Mr Camamile was diagnosed with pneumonia which had developed into a rare form of septicaemia and he was put into a medically-induced coma. He woke up in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham with both his feet amputated.



Four weeks later, he was told by a surgeon that his right hand would have to be amputated immediately or he would die.

'As daft as it sounds, I wasn't too bothered about my feet because I still had my hands at the time,' he said.

'I was still out of it and I didn't take it in properly. It really hit home when the surgeon said they had to amputate my right hand because I knew I wouldn't be able to go back to work.'

Mr Camamile, a mechanic, has worked at Sytner BMW, Nottingham, for eight years. He now has prosthetic legs and a prosthetic hand, but his family are trying to raise the £27,000 needed to get him a bionic one.

Richard Johns, 33, set up a JustGiving page. He has raised more than £4,570.



Source - Metro

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