- A man in Texas ended up amputating both legs after receiving COVID-19, leading to sepsis.
- Pepe Forina, 56, had pre-existing vascular problems that made him vulnerable to complications.
- Forino said “stupidity” prevented him from getting the vaccine and warned others to learn from him.
A man who survived COVID-19 but lost both legs in the process blamed “stupidity” for his decisions not to be vaccinated.
Pepe Forina, 56, who already had existing relationships like
, lost both legs to sepsis after being hospitalized with COVID-19, Texas local news station KRGV reported.
“I looked at my feet and my feet were black,” Forino said. Power outlet.
Asked why he was not vaccinated, he said “stupidity basically, I did not believe it.”
“It’s a choice, a choice I made badly,” Forina said. KGRV. “Learn from me, and hopefully you will not be in the same situation I am in.”
COVID-19 vaccines are known to greatly reduce the risk of hospitalization and death from the disease.
A picture of Forina can be seen in the tweet below.
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On August 9, two weeks after being admitted to a hospital in Edinburgh, Texas, Forina’s family received a call saying he might not be able to cope through the night. KGRV.
Forina, who has a peripheral vascular disease associated with diabetes, survived, but had her legs amputated above the knee after getting sepsis, per. ValleyCentral.com.
The decision to have his legs was a “no-brainer” because the alternative was dead, he said, according to ValleyCentral.
“He should not be alive,” Federico Vallejo, a doctor at DHR Health Hospital where Forina was being treated, told the outlet. “The odds were against him. It’s actually quite amazing that he had recovered.”
Vallejo warned that it is not uncommon for patients like Forina to have this type of complication.
Forina said he was happy to be alive after thinking the disease would kill him per. KGRV.