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Former gymnast has amputated limbs, 10 operations in violation of toxic shock syndrome

GRANGER, Ind. –An Indiana woman who has fought for her life as she struggles with poison support syndrome did it through her 10th surgery Wednesday, according to WNDU. Patrick Norquist said his sister, Anna Norquist, had her left leg amputated but a doctor could save his knee protection. He told me Anna must still endure by having her left hand removed. The 30-year-old gymnastic was originally enrolled in St. Petersburg. Joseph Health System Mishawaka Medical Center believed she had flu. Her family told Fox 59 The situation started the first weekend in December. Her symptoms worsened quickly. "She was in Chicago on a Friday, went to a concert, stayed on Saturday and drove home on Sunday," said Gordon Norquist, Annas father. "She did not feel well and thought she had influenza as a symptom. Then she fought for her life." Doctors believe that Anna developed a toxic shock due to an infection caused by streptococci. Her case is not related to tampon use. "They do not know and probably will never know exactly where they infected," Gordon says. "They think it was the right arm and that's probably why they took it first." In addition to 1 0 surgeons, Anna had her left arm and left leg amputated. "Doctors say that, in principle, all operations she has is life threatening," says Patrick Norquist. "I would give her both my arms and both legs if I could." The young woman is very calm and unaware of the severity of her illness.…

An Indiana woman who has fought for her life as she struggles with poison support syndrome did it through her 10th surgery Wednesday, according to WNDU.

Patrick Norquist said his sister, Anna Norquist, had her left leg amputated but a doctor could save his knee protection. He told me Anna must still endure by having her left hand removed.

The 30-year-old gymnastic was originally enrolled in St. Petersburg. Joseph Health System Mishawaka Medical Center believed she had flu.

Her family told Fox 59 The situation started the first weekend in December. Her symptoms worsened quickly.

“She was in Chicago on a Friday, went to a concert, stayed on Saturday and drove home on Sunday,” said Gordon Norquist, Annas father. “She did not feel well and thought she had influenza as a symptom. Then she fought for her life.”

Doctors believe that Anna developed a toxic shock due to an infection caused by streptococci. Her case is not related to tampon use.

“They do not know and probably will never know exactly where they infected,” Gordon says. “They think it was the right arm and that’s probably why they took it first.”

In addition to 1

0 surgeons, Anna had her left arm and left leg amputated.

“Doctors say that, in principle, all operations she has is life threatening,” says Patrick Norquist. “I would give her both my arms and both legs if I could.”

The young woman is very calm and unaware of the severity of her illness.

“She is alert, attentive and has conversations and says” I love you, “says Patrick Norquist.” She knows who everyone is. “

Doctors say that Anna will be at the hospital for at least six months, and It may be up to a year before she can finally return home after rehabilitation and treatment.

“It has been devastating, but I have to try to be grateful that they could save their lives. We can handle life, “said Brother Patrick Norquist today.” Doctors said we had an absolute miracle that she lived through what happened. “

A GoFundMe set up to help with her fight has risen more than $ 45,000 .

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