Baby Lilliana on the mend in Thailand after brush with death
GOLD Coast baby Lilliana Sheridan almost died two weeks ago while on holidays in Thailand and now she is dancing, smiling and making her parents happy again.
The eight-month-old contracted meningococcal as a result of septic poisoning.
The disease almost killed her and there was a serious threat her legs would have to be amputated.
It was a week of hell for parents Jai Sheridan, Elisha Robinson and their family but doctors in two Thai hospitals turned their trip around.
“She’s a gem, smiles all day,” Mr Sheridan said. “She’s still on pain killers but that doesn’t stop her at all, she dances and always wants to sit up.”
Last week Lilliana (pictured with Jai) was flown in an emergency ambulance aeroplane from Phuket to Bangkok for an operation to cut the rotten flesh from her legs.
“Doctors are fairly confident the infection is gone but like being on any antibiotics you have to finish the course to make sure it has killed off everything,” Mr Sheridan said.
Mr Sheridan said he still didn’t know when Lilliana would be healthy enough to return to Australia but is just grateful she has improved.