Girl, 4, Diagnosed With Sepsis After Trying On Shoes Without Socks


Wednesday, September 5th 2018, 10:31 am
By: News 9


A shopping trip to buy shoes turned life-threatening for a 4-year-old girl, according to her mother. 

Jodie Thomas, of South Wales, said her daughter Sienna Rasul became ill the day after trying on shoes in her bare feet. Thomas said her daughter was hospitalized with sepsis, a potentially life-threatening complication caused by the body's extreme immune response to an infection.

The girl's mother is attributing the five-day hospital stay to trying on shoes without wearing socks. 

Doctors think Sienna might have contracted what can be a deadly bacteria through a cut, graze or bite on her foot, allowing it to enter her body. 

Doctors think Sienna might have contracted what can be a deadly bacteria through a cut, graze or bite on her foot, allowing it to enter her body. 

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A shopping trip to buy shoes turned life-threatening for a 4-year-old girl, according to her mother.  Jodie Thomas, of South Wales, said her daughter Sienna Rasul became ill the day after trying on shoes in her bare feet. 

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