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British deputy returned to Parliament after amputation of four limbs

a parliamentarian conservative British He received a standing ovation as he returned to Parliament on Wednesday, seven months after suffering a hand and leg amputation due to septic shock.

Craig Mackinlay He was rushed to hospital last September after suffering sepsis, a very serious complication of an infection that can lead to organ failure, which caused him to spend 16 days in a medically induced coma before his legs were amputated. four extremities in December.

Craig Mackinlay returns to the UK Parliament on May 22, 2024 for the first time since his hands and feet were amputated after contracting sepsis. (Photo by PRU/AFP) (-/)

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The defendant described his return as a “exciting day”, apologizing for breaking parliamentary rules for the wearing sneakers, as his shoes did not fit well on his prosthetic feet, and not wearing a jacket for the not being able to adapt well to his new weapons.

In an interview with the BBC, congressperson 57 years old, who describes himself as the first “bionic parliamentarianBecause of the prosthetics, he explained that the night he was admitted, he went to bed early, thinking he had just caught a cold.

After, your condition worsened overnight and his wife called emergency services.

Half an hour after his admission to the hospital, his body “turned blue“, a side effect of septic shock, explained the congressperson.

After 16 days in an artificial coma, with the possibility of survival estimated at 5%, He was taken to a London hospitalvery close to Parliament.

He congressperson He barely remembers, but he remembers the discussions that took place around him about his extremitieswhich turned black and rigid.

On December 1, 2023, the amputation operation of his four members.

When he woke updiscovered his new body wrapped in bandages.

They managed to save (their extremities) up to the elbows and above the knees. So you could say I’m lucky.”he claimed.

He congresspersonelected since 2015, he then received prosthetics for his legs and hands.

MacKinley explained that he continued working as congressperson from the hospital bed, beginning his re-education.

On February 28, five months after his septic shockbegan to take his first steps without help.

The parliamentarian wants to raise political awareness about sepsis, which causes around 48,000 deaths in the UKand plans to run again for his constituency of kent (southeast England) to the legislative elections scheduled for this year.

Source: Elcomercio

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