A dad who thought he had 'man flu' then devastatingly lost all of his limbs and part of his face to Strep A. Alex Lewis, 42, says he is 'lucky to be here' after fighting the illness and is begging parents to be vigilant of symptoms in children after recent deaths.
His plea comes after the UK's death toll from the infection rose to nine children. The 42-year-old's experience with Strep A came back in 2013.
The father says at the time he thought he had 'man flu' and complained non-stop for 10 days. However, things took a dark turn when he was health began to dramatically deteriorate, reports the Mirror.
Alex woke up one morning in November in immense pain and notice his skin had begun turning purple. He was then rushed to hospital and within hours his organs were only running by mechanical assistance.The dad was then given the devastating diagnosis of Strep A and told he had a 3% chance of survival by doctors.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk