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Braymer man’s legs amputated after strep throat infection spreads

September 24, 2019


STREP THROAT, WHICH LED TO AN AMPUTATION. TAISHA WALKER EXPLAINS THE LINK. TAISHA: HAPPIER TIMES OF CHRISTOPHER HENDLEY AND HIS BABY GIRL.>>HE WANTS TO BE ABLE TO GO HOME AND PLAY WITH HER. TAISHA THE 32-YEAR-OLD WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOR STREP THROAT AND THE FLU. IT WAS VERY, VERY ROCKY FOR THE FIRST THREE OR FOUR DAYS AND THEY TOLD US THAT THERE WAS A VERY HIGH CHANCE HE WASN’T COMING HOME. TAISHA: DOCTORS TELLING HIS WIFE THE BACTERIA FROM STREP THRO GOT INTO HIS BLOODSTREAM.>>IT CAUSED HIS BLOOD TO COAGULATE, AND THEY SAID THAT SINCE GRAVITY PULLS ALL THE BLOT CLOTS WENT TO HIS LEGS. TAISHA: BOTH HIS LEGS, MID-THIGH DOWN, GONE.>>HE DIDN’T KNOW THEY WERE AMPUTATED, BECAUSE HE COULD STILL FEEL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO HIS FEET. TAISHA: DOCTORS IN OTHER STATES HAVE SEEN SIMILAR CASES.>>I’VE ACTUALLY BEEN IN CONTAC WITH A WOMAN FROM TENNESSEE. SHE HAD LOST SOME FINGERS AND SOME TOES. TAISHA: CARLY GRAHAM IS RAISING FUNDS AND AWARENESS.>>TRYING TO EXPLAIN TO A THREE-YEAR-OLD THAT WHY WE’RE NOT THERE IS DIFFICULT. TAISHA: SO HENDLEY CAN GET BACK

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