This story is incredible.
After battling a flesh-eating infection shortly after the birth of her last child two years ago, doctors were forced to amputate Katy Hayes‘ arms and legs above the knees and elbows.
And now according to the Houston Chronicle, this Kingwood mom will be the first person in the U.S. to have someone else’s arms and hands transplanted onto her body.
Even though the surgery is VERY risky Katy said, “I want my life back, I want to hold my last child before she’s grown – and she’s already 2. If anybody tells me ‘no,’ I’ll just go to the next hospital. ‘No’ is not an option.”
A team of around 40 medical personnel will be required to connect Katy’s new arms in a surgical procedure expected to take at least 15 hours.
Doctors can’t guarantee how much Katy will be able to move or feel with her new arms. “It’s supposed to take three months healing and therapy before I can move the elbow,” she said. Her arms will be supported by harness-like slings until the tissue heals.
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