Brave mum dresses her toddler with just half a thumb after losing fingers to sepsis

·Contributor, Yahoo Life UK
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Brave Sadie Kemp had to have all her fingers amputated due to a sepsis infection. (SWNS)
Brave Sadie Kemp had to have all her fingers amputated due to a sepsis infection. (SWNS)

A brave amputee mum dresses her toddler with just half a thumb after she lost all her fingers due to sepsis ordeal.

Sadie Kemp, 34, spent 103 days in hospital fighting the deadly infection that emerged after she collapsed with kidney pain on Christmas Day.

But the super-mum has got straight back to mothering duties despite having had all her fingers amputated – and faces the threat of losing her legs too.

Kemp, from Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, proudly said that she dressed son Hendrix, two, with just half her remaining thumb after she returned home on Thursday.

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Brave Sadie dressed son Hendrix with just her remaining half thumb. (SWNS)
Brave Sadie dresses son Hendrix with just her remaining half thumb. (SWNS)

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The former NHS worker even set up an Easter egg hunt for Hendrix and put the tot's suncream on.

Posting a picture with Hendrix on Facebook, Kemp wrote: "103 nights away from you! Sepsis tried to kill me, it failed.

"Sepsis killed my limbs but not our bond.

"As long as there is air in my lungs I will make sure our road is steady even through trauma."

Sadie Kemp with son Hendrix in hospital. (SWNS)
Sadie Kemp with son Hendrix in hospital. (SWNS)

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Kemp, who also has a son called Kenzie, 16, added: "I'm really happy to be home. My children came to visit me in hospital but I couldn't interact with them.

"Now I'm home I can play with them. I watched football with my eldest on Sunday and played in the garden with Hendrix."

Kemp is fundraising for a £35,000-per-hand operation to have bionic fingers added so that she can get back to cooking and working.

But her legs also suffered septic shock and doctors are due to tell her next month if they will need to be amputated from the knee down.

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The mum turned to TikTok to keep her spirits high in hospital by posting videos explaining her sepsis infection, which earned her almost half a million followers.

"People talk to me and ask me questions," she revealed.

"It's like therapy for what's happened. When people ask me stuff it jogs my memory."

Kemp, who worked for the NHS COVID testing service, is currently living with her parents who looked after her children while she was in hospital.

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Sadie recovering in hospital. (SWNS)
Sadie recovering in hospital. (SWNS)

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She was diagnosed with sepsis after rushing to A&E when she collapsed during a festive dinner.

After being placed into an induced coma, she woke up in the new year to find her hands and feet had turned black due to a septic reaction to a kidney stone.

Doctors warned they may have to amputate all four limbs to stop the sepsis from spreading but her body fought back at the infection, meaning only her fingers needed to be amputated.

Kemp's fundraising page can be found here: Support for Sadie

You can follow her on TikTok @Sadiessepsisjourney

Additional reporting by SWNS

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