“A toddler who survived blood clots in his brain and left arm in the womb which meant the “dead” limb was amputated at 10 days old is celebrating turning one,” Hulldailymail.co.uk reported.
Baby Zack Reilly is reportedly missing an arm after it had to be “amputated almost immediately after his birth when it was discovered that the child had developed blood clots in both his now-removed left arm as well as his brain,” Natural News noted.
The child reportedly was delivered via an emergency caesarean at 37 weeks on July 11, 2021.
“He had a “bruised and blistered” left arm, we are told, and the limb was removed after an MRI scan showed that he had suffered a stroke while still inside his mother’s womb,” Natural News added.
A further MRI scan revealed that Zack Reilly had also suffered a stroke before he was born, causing brain damage that could affect his mobility, muscle control and speech as he develops.
But the beaming boy has adapted brilliantly – celebrating turning one at a family barbecue as well as enjoying his first week at nursery, to the delight of his proud parents Royal Navy assistant careers advisor, Libby Francis, 29, and telecoms engineer, Owen Reilly, 28. Libby, who lives in Hull, East Yorkshire, said: “For the first few weeks of Zack’s life it felt like one thing after another was going wrong. It was just heartbreaking.”
She added: “But seeing how happy he is now, we are so grateful. We love him to bits and we wouldn’t change him for the world.” After meeting Owen in the Navy in 2016, Libby enjoyed a smooth pregnancy with Zack until the final weeks.
She said: “We were so excited about finally meeting Zack. But I started feeling these sharp cramps in my stomach on July 10 2021, which I thought were contractions.”
Libby added: “We rang the hospital saying we thought it might be contractions, but they said it didn’t sound like I was ready to come in yet. Then, the next day they became worse and were so painful I couldn’t feel if he was moving or not, so they said we should come in.”
Monitoring Zack’s heart, the doctors quickly realised something was wrong and sent Libby in for an emergency caesarean on July 11. While Zack was safely delivered, weighing 6lb 6oz, it was clear something was very wrong with his arm.
Libby said: “It happened so quickly and I was so scared he wouldn’t be okay. “I was really happy when he was born that they’d got him out in time.
“I hadn’t seen his arm at this point, but Owen had and it looked black and bruised.” Zack was whisked away to intensive care from Hull Royal Infirmary where he was born after Owen had a brief cuddle and before Libby had even held him, only for them to be told he had suffered a blood clot in the arm.
Natural News added:
Hospital officials determined, based on the boy’s black and bruised arm, that he had suffered a blood clot requiring amputation. No apparent mention was made about any potential link between the boy’s disastrous health condition and Fauci Flu shots.
“He was in a lot of pain at first, though, and I had to take myself away at one point, as it was just too upsetting,” Libby said about the removal of her newborn son’s arm.
Then, she found out that Zack had brain damage due to a suspected clot, which could leave him unable to use some muscles. He also might be debilitated once he grows up with no ability to walk or even talk.
“I just felt so upset for him. It’s like we were robbed of everything – normal labor, meeting my child for the first time and then having a healthy, happy family.”
After taking Zack home for the first time, he appeared to be smiling and somewhat happy. That only lasted for a little while, though, as the boy stopped smiling over Christmas and suddenly started having seizures.
We are also told that Zack now has “mild hearing loss,” for which he now has to have hearing aids.