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Mom, who lost all 10 fingers to sepsis, said she could expect to lose her leg

Sadie Kemp, 34, has already had all 10 fingers amputated as a result of her diagnosis.

Sadie’s infected kidney stone had quickly progressed to septic shock (Image: Sadie Kemp/BPM Media)

A mother hailed as a ‘medical miracle’ after battling sepsis could now lose her left leg.

Sadie Kemp, 34, has already had all 10 fingers amputated as a result of her diagnosis.

She had been hospitalized for back pain on December 25 last year.

Sadie was given pain medication but returned to the emergency room the next day, this time collapsing in front of the doctors.

Two weeks later, she woke up on life support to find that she had gone into septic shock from an infected kidney stone.

She remained hospitalized for 103 nights during the ordeal and was described by staff as a “medical miracle” for her survival.

The 34-year-old from Peterborough has been waiting for news about her possible leg amputation for months.

A Cambridgeshire mother who had all 10 fingers amputated after contracting sepsis has been told her left leg will now have to be amputated. Sadie Kemp, 34, faces further amputations while recovering from sepsis and doctors are still trying to save her right leg.

The 34-year-old is at risk of further amputations as part of her recovery (Image: Sadie Kemp/BPM Media)

In April she was able to return home, where she and her two songs, 16-year-old Kenzie and Hendrix, two, await further information.

Currently, her left leg is likely to be amputated below the knee, but it is unknown if she will also lose her right leg.

Upon hearing the news of losing her left leg, Sadie said: “I knew it was coming, but when you actually hear it, it’s definitely what’s happening, it’s a little bit true.

“I didn’t take it very well for about two days after that.

“But then I just remind myself that the sooner I get it done, I can get a prosthetic and learn to drive again and have a reasonably sane, normal life.”

A Cambridgeshire mother who had all 10 fingers amputated after contracting sepsis has been told her left leg will now have to be amputated. Sadie Kemp, 34, faces further amputations while recovering from sepsis and doctors are still trying to save her right leg.

The brave mum has been hoping for ‘new hands’ in time for Christmas (Image: Sadie Kemp/BPM Media)

She added: “I’ve had eight surgeries in total and that’s just on my hands. It was a very long, long process.

Sadie is due to have her final surgery on her hands in mid-June, during which she will also treat her right leg to see if it can avoid amputation.

Raising funds for prosthetic hands was a major concern, leading to the creation of a GoFundMe page.

It has raised £45,000 but Sadie needs to save a total of £70,000 to make her dream a reality.

Sadie said: “I have no idea how we’re going to be able to raise that much money for hands.

Thousands have been raised to help her family afford prosthetics (Image: GoFundMe)

Thousands have been raised to help her family afford prosthetics (Image: GoFundMe)

“I’m just going to keep this GoFundMe page going.

“And so right now I’m just putting all my energies and my mind into raising funds for critical care for the people who saved my life or my mind is going to go insane.”

She added: “I’ve always said if I get prosthetics I want them to look like prosthetics, I don’t want to blend in with the crowd.

“I really want new hands for Christmas as I was bad on Christmas Day.”

To donate to Sadie’s appeal, visit:


What is sepsis?

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when your immune system responds to an infection and begins to damage or become necrotic to tissues and organs in your body.

Septic shock occurs when someone with sepsis has a sharp drop in blood pressure, and it can be fatal.

Early symptoms of sepsis can include:

  • high temperature (fever) or low body temperature
  • chills and tremors
  • a rapid heartbeat
  • rapid breathing

Early symptoms in children can be different. If these symptoms occur in children under the age of five, they should be taken straight to the emergency room

  • looks mottled, bluish, or pale
  • is very lethargic or difficult to wake up
  • feels unusually cold
  • breathes very fast
  • has a rash that doesn’t fade when you press on it
  • is having a fit or cramp

Visit the NHS Inform website for more information.

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