Baby Could Lose All Her Limbs And Be Left 90 Per Cent Brain Damaged After Contracting A Rare Form Of Meningitis

October 30, 2017
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A 10-month-old baby is facing the risk of having all of her limbs amputated after contracting a rare and aggressive form of meningitis.

Baby Could Lose All Her Limbs And Be Left 90 Per Cent Brain Damaged After Contracting A Rare Form Of Meningitis

Kia Gott, from Wyke in West Yorkshire, has had one of her arms amputated and one of her leg would soon to be removed after she contracted meningitis C septicaemia.
She might as well lose her hearing and sight, and her brain might be left 90% damaged, said the doctor.

Kia Gott, from Wyke in West Yorkshire, has had one arm amputated and is soon to have a leg removed after she was struck down with meningitis C septicaemia

Doctors said she could lose her hearing and sight and also be left 90 per cent brain damaged

The baby’s parents, Vikki and Paul (pictured), took her to the GP four weeks ago with a temperature and vomiting but was to accident and emergency hours later

Four weeks ago, the child’s parents, Vikki and Paul, brought her to the GP due to high temperature and vomiting, then later to accident and emergency.
Mr. Gott’s aunt, Donna, said Kia’s mother has been staying at Leeds Infirmary during the child’s treatment and hoping to warn other people to look out for the symptoms.
She told The Telegraph and Argus: ‘They know she is in a bad way, but they can’t grasp she can’t hear or see them.’

‘They believe she is responding to them and their voices and when Elsie sings her nursery rhymes.’ She continued ‘She is yawning, moving her head and her arm. The hospital has said it’s the worst case of Meningitis C they have seen there in 25 years.’
The vaccine for Meningitis C for 12-week old babies was discontinued by the NHS from July 1 2016.

She will lose all of her limbs, her sight and hearing and suffer 90 per cent brain damage in the worst case doctors have seen in 25 years (Kia Gott before her illness with sister Elsie, four)

Kia Gott, before her illness, while enjoying a cuddle with her eight-year-old brother Kayden


Mr Gott aunt, Donna, said Kia’s (pictured) mother has stayed at Leeds Infirmary during the baby’s treatment and wants to warn other people to watch out for the symptoms

This was due to there were almost no cases of MenC disease in British babies , thanks to the success of the MenC vaccination programme that. Friends of the family have now raised more than £9,000 to help them on a JustGiving page.

The vaccine for Meningitis C for 12-week old babies was discontinued by the NHS from July 1 2016.This was because the success of the MenC vaccination programme meant there were almost no cases of MenC disease in British babies

Friends of the family have now raised more than £9,000 to help them on a JustGiving page

BE WISE TO THE SYMPTOMS OF DEADLY MENINGITIS

Bacterial meningitis is very serious and can be deadly, and might lead to death in just a few hours. Meningitis vaccines offer excellent protection, but they are not yet available for all forms. Hence, it’s vital to know the symptoms of meningitisand what you need to do if you suspect someone has meningitis or septicemia. Some symptoms of meningitis and septicaemia:

– Cold hands and feet and or shivering
– Pale or mottled skin
– Breathing fast or feeling breathless
– A rash anywhere on the body
– Very sleepy, vacant, or difficult to wake
– Confused or delirious
– Seizures or fits may be seen
– Fever and/or vomiting
– Severe headache
– Limb, joint or muscle pain
– A stiff neck – less common in young children
– A dislike of bright lights – less common in young children

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