SAFETY HARBOR (FOX 13) - After Ireland Nugent lost her feet four years ago, her mom is now set to receive her own amputation.
Her mom, Nicole, shared on the “Ireland Nugent Family Support Page” that due to a severe case of osteomyelitis in her lower right leg, doctors decided to amputate it.
“It is the “best life-saving option,” she wrote in the post.
She is currently waiting in Mease Countryside Hospital. The surgery will either take place on Monday or Tuesday, and she wrote she will only have to be there for three days after the surgery, and then she will receive a prosthetic in the next couple of weeks.
In April 2013, the then-2-year-old Ireland ran out of her family’s garage while her father was using the lawnmower, and accidentally severed her feet. She has been living with prosthetic legs ever since.
Due to the severe case of osteomyelitis in my right lower leg the doctors have decided amputation is the best life saving option. I thank you for all your texts, messages, and calls. Monday or Tuesday at the very latest the surgery will be completed and until then I wait in Mease Countryside. I should only have to be here 3 days after surgery. Then a couple weeks until prosthetic. -From Ireland's mommy Nicole