A seven-year-old girl, whose feet were nearly severed in a freak Lake Washington boating accident , has a rosy prognosis after the trauma surgeons at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle reattached the girls two feet.
This good news story was told on Seattle’s King5.com and reported by Tricia Manning-Smith.
The boating accident occurred when the little girl, whose first name is Lily, was in her family’s boat after inter tubing on Lake Washington several weeks ago. Lily’s feet got entangled with coiled nylon rope and she was knocked unconscious and thrown overboard. Her father, a former Navy lifeguard, rescued her but realized that her feet were nearly amputated.
Thanks to Harborview Medical Center and their trauma surgeons led by Dr. Nicholas Vedder, a reconstructive plastic surgeon, Lily’s feet were re-attached in a very delicate surgery which reconnected blood vessels less than 2mm in size.
Two weeks later, Dr. Vedder expects Lily to gain full mobility and lead a normal life.
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