Imagine waking up and finding yourself limbless. A very similar incident happened with a woman named Marie Trainer due to a severe infection. Reportedly, she woke from a coma and found her arms and legs partially amputated.
The reason behind this misfortune is that her dog licked her. She developed chronic sepsis due to her dog’s saliva. There are several hardcore dog lovers around the world. Kissing your dog or being licked by it or other forms of physical affection are not matters of awe at all.
This incident is a warning to all the dog lovers around the world.
The dog licked an open cut
The key cause was that the pet dog accidentally licked Trainer’s wound. Shockingly, just accidentally licking a scrape on her arm cost her all limbs.
The woman had just come back from a vacation at Punta Cana. She took a leave from her work, while she complained about a backache as well as nausea. She was sent to an emergency room local Stark County in Ohio.
Sadly, nine days later when Trainer woke up on her hospital bed, both her hands and legs had been partially amputated.
The doctors discovered the cause of the infection almost seven days later. At first, they thought, the infection is due to a “tropical” travel disease, but later they found out it was due to her German shepherd’s kisses.
A woman contracted a rare infection from the bacteria capnocytophaga canimorsus, probably when her German shepherd puppy, Taylor, licked an open cut https://t.co/37avJSB8g3
— CNN (@CNN) August 3, 2019
The bacterial infection – Capnocytophaga Canimorsus
Apparently, Trainer’s dog’s saliva gave her a very rare infection. The infection was due to a bacteria called capnocytophaga canimorsus. Only because her dog licked her open cut.
Who knew the poor dog’s sweetest affectionate gesture could lead to such rare yet treacherous infection?
The amputations saved Marie’s life
Reports suggest the bacteria were spread all over the woman’s body and almost killed her. She was in hospital for over eighty days. Before the amputation Trainer was in a medically induced coma. During this period her limbs began to turn black. The amputation of her limbs was a necessary step to save her life. Trainer’s doctor, Dr. Margaret Kobe shared the amputations saved Marie’s life.
The infection was so serious that It reached her nose, ears, legs as well as the face. Dictor’s share she was lucky she didn’t lose her face.
Marie Trainer has been brave and has had eight surgeries so far. Currently, she is working with doctors to be fitted for prostheses.
Marie and her husband have been hardcore animal lovers and shared, they are still amazed at what they’re going through. Their love for animals isn’t affected. However, it’s a new life for Marie.
Marie was very thankful to her husband and shared he assists her in all the everyday activities which include feeding and dressing. She is a fighter and she is learning how to sit up and roll over without her limbs.
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