Sometimes diseases that are known to be fine can cause other triggers in the body that can lead to more serious conditions as well, such as chicken pox.
Chicken pox is a really rough disease to have to deal with, but with modern day knowledge and medicines available, kids are typically fine when they get chicken pox as long as they have somebody to help them through the rough time.
While most kids will be fine, some children like 4 year old Bo August were not as lucky due to a reaction her body had with the disease. Bo got the disease, and her mother was treating her to the best of her ability until something strange started happening to her legs.
Her skin turned black, and her mother didn’t know what to do so she brought her to the hospital as soon as she could where she was diagnosed with a condition called purpura fulminans, which happens when the blood does not clot properly.
Her legs were covered in black bruises when she arrived at the hospital, but doctors knew what to do and put her straight into intensive care. Due to the damage done, they had to perform several skin grafts on her legs, and were afraid that she might have to have her legs amputated, but Bo fought on.
Doctors removed the flesh that they needed to, and eventually Bo was able to walk again after going through intense physical therapy to learn how to walk again. Before she knew it, Bo had made a full recovery and was going to live a completely normal life.
While this condition is rare, it something that can happen to children who get infected with the disease, so it is a good thing to know about just in case you ever notice anybody with any similar symptoms.
Other things that can cause the chicken pox disease to worsen is giving a child ibuprofen. Ibuprofen can have a similar effect, by worsening the disease and causing the infection to spread deeper into the skin which can lead to required skin grafts or certain death.
While little can be done to prevent these rare occurrences, the best that can be done is to learn from them, and be thankful that children like Bo can walk again due to our modern technology and medicine.
If you want to find out more about Bo and her operations, then you can see more pictures here, and let us know if you have ever heard of this condition in the comments below.