An Ohio woman says she was in disbelief when she woke up from a 10-day coma to learn that both her legs and arms have been amputated after contracting an intense infection from her dog’s saliva.
Marie Trainer — who spent a total of 80 days in the hospital — told Fox 8 Cleveland that she has no recollection of what happened and that all she remembers is feeling sick.
“When I opened my eyes I didn’t know where I was,” Marie explained to the outlet.
“Then I found out everything. Being in a coma for 10 days — having this thing. My dog licked me… my dogs lick me all the time,” Marie continued, still trying to understand the series of events.
“It was very hard to find out that they had to remove my legs and my arms… very hard to cope with,” she said, holding back tears.
It all began after Marie and her husband Matthew Trainer had returned from a vacation in the Caribbean.
Marie recalls feeling nauseous and having back pain, she told Fox 8. She thought it was the flu, but she knew it was much more severe than that when her temperature began to fluctuate.
“Her temperature went up then went down to about 93 degrees, that’s when we rushed her to the hospital,” Matthew told Fox 8.
At Aultman Hospital, Marie underwent aggressive treatments, however, her condition worsened.
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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Robyn Merrett