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Family issue update after routine surgery led to doctors removing mum's arms and legs

Family issue update after routine surgery led to doctors removing mum's arms and legs

Doctors were forced to perform a quadruple amputation

Doctors were forced to perform a quadruple amputation on one Kentucky mum following a routine surgery.

The 41-year-old mum-of-two, Lucinda Mullins, tragically contracted sepsis after undergoing a regular kidney stone surgery giving doctors with no other choice but to remove her legs as well as her arms from below the elbow point.

Lucinda's family have since issued an update following the life-changing procedure.

Lucinda had all her limbs amputated after contracting sepsis.

A GoFundMe page has been set up on behalf of Lucinda's husband, DJ, and has since raised $182,176 of the $250,000 goal.

On the page, organiser Heather Beshears, has shared a number of photo updates documenting Lucinda's progress

The latest update, issued today (3 January), included two photos with the first showing Lucinda resting on a hospital bed and the second showing the mum in therapy.

Heather captioned the post: "She had a great first day of therapy! She was so excited and did so well. Keep the prayers coming!"

Previous updates include Lucinda's arrival at the Cardinal Hill hospital accompanied with the text: "Let's all pray for her strength and hope that the next two weeks go smoothly."

Doctors were forced to perform a quadruple amputation on the Kentucky mum-of-two.

And, on Monday (1 January), Lucinda's youngest son, Easton, was pictured helping feed his mum some dinner.

The fundraiser's description reads: "Lucinda Mullins, or Cindy, as most of her friends call her, is a lovely, caring, brave and beautiful young lady who has recently experienced a life-changing tragedy that will leave her as a quadruple amputee.

"Cindy and her family will have to make a few adjustments to their home to accommodate Cindy's needs as well as her prosthetics and adaptive equipment.

"The costs of all of this can be overwhelming. We started this fundraiser because we want to support our hero Cindy, as well as her husband DJ who has been by her side every step of the way."

Lucinda had a 'great first day of therapy'.

It continued: "Cindy and DJ have two young children who are missing their mom and dad terribly. Sometimes life is hard and there's no way around it.

"Cindy and DJ's world has come to a complete stop, but the world around them continues to move forward.

"Let's help ease their burden while they heal and get back to their lives. We hope to be able to allow Cindy to focus on her recovery. Thank you for your support!"

Despite the tragic turn of events, Lucinda is seemingly staying positive after smiling for picture taken outside the hospital where the operation took place in a wheelchair wrapped up in bandages.

You can donate to the GoFundMe here.

Featured Image Credit: GoFundMe

Topics: US News, News, Health, Real Life