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My Feet And Hands Were Amputated After Giving Birth Through C-Section 29 Year Old Woman Narrates

A 29 year old woman has openly explained what happened to her after her feet and hands were Amputated after giving birth through C- Section. Texas woman nearly lost her life after she went into septic shock after giving birth to her second born daughter.

The mother of two recalls how she started feeling just two days after she was discharged from the hospital. She said that she started getting high fever and she thought it was just part of her recovery post-C-section and was given ibuprofen by a nurse. She continued to feel unwell upon reaching the hospital it was discovered that her body was in a septic shock.

For those who might be wondering what septic shock is, it is the most dangerous stage of sepsis, which occurs when your body has an extreme response to infection. According to the National Institutes of Health, "without quick treatment, it can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and even death."

The 29 year old woman was suffering from that and here is what she said "I just remember I couldn't breathe anymore and I couldn't see anymore and I just started slowly fading out," Pacheco told ABC News. "My husband, I could just hear him saying, 'Please come back to us, please, your babies need you. I need you. I need you to be here and help me with our babies,' and that's the last thing I remember."

In Pacheco's case, the condition began to affect her heart, lungs and kidneys. This condition could have caused the body organs to fail. Pacheco stayed for two weeks in dialysis and intensive care unit inorder to help her organs function well. She said doctors told her they would need to amputate both of her feet and hands because of the damage they had sustained while she was in intensive care.

"My hands and feet were black. They looked like a person who had gotten frostbite," she said,

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