After visiting his doctor with what he believed was the illness, a Bracknell man had both his feet and part of his leg amputated; he is now searching for help to get back on his bike and play with his children.

James Mackey had been feeling ill for a few days when his partner Ashley Jeans encouraged him to see a doctor in the middle of October.

His GP quickly summoned an ambulance to transport him to Royal Berkshire Hospital, where he was diagnosed with sepsis.

Bracknell At Hospital
Mr Mackey was transferred to Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury, which specialised in intensive care, after two weeks on a ventilator when it was determined that his foot was infected.
Mr Mackey’s sister-in-law, Lucy Webb of Winnersh, informed him on November 9 that he would need to amputate his legs from the calf.

Mr Mackey, 30, has been moved from intensive care to the burns ward, where he is doing well.

His family is presently gathering funds to ensure that he may have an everyday life after he is released from the hospital.

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“He’s so positive; it’s amazing,” Ms Webb added.
“Right now, he wants to stand up and play football with his kids.”
He is swamped because he has a teenage daughter and two elementary school-aged boys.

He enjoys playing football and riding his bike but accepts what has occurred.
A Buy Me effort with a $25,000 goal has been set up to fund prosthetic legs and related lifestyle adjustments.

They presently live in rented housing, and according to Ms Webb, “it’s possible they’ll have to move out since they need to convert the property.” They’ll also need a new automobile; there are so many things you don’t think about until they touch you.

She went on to note that, in addition to raising finances, the family wanted to promote awareness about sepsis, a condition that none had heard of before Mr Mackey’s diagnosis.

“Anyone could be affected,” she added.
“It’s simpler to recuperate if you get it diagnosed as soon as possible.”
“It took four days for James’ sickness to develop after he went four days without a diagnosis.”
Although the infection is thought to have entered through a minor incision on his hand, physicians have yet to determine the exact source.
Ms Jeans, James’ partner, claimed on the fundraising page that he “will spend at least three months in hospital in the acute care and burns unit.”
We request assistance in raising funds to obtain the prosthetic equipment he requires because he is yearning to stand up again.
Because prosthetics are costly, we are still determining when or if James will be able to return to his previous career.
His primary desire is to be able to play football with his children and ride his bike again.

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“Hopefully, we’ll be able to do this with your help,” she remarked.

“If you know James, you know his persistence and determination to continue as before his amputation.”

“Despite the fact that he is still suffering with his hands and the rest of his body, he is strong and will be able to spend time with us all for Christmas.”
Blood poisoning, often known as septicemia, is a potentially fatal illness caused by an injury or infection.

When the body is fighting an illness, the immune system strengthens.