Lubbock woman fighting to recover after losing hands, legs to pneumonia

Lubbock woman fighting to recover after losing hands, legs to pneumonia
Michael and Crish McCutcheon are looking forward to the future. (Source: kcbd)

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - In the medical world, every disease has its worst case scenario. The worst happened to Lacrisha McCutcheon when she was hospitalized with pneumonia.

Now, after weeks of extraordinary complications., her husband, Michael, is still by her bedside, thankful that she is alive and ready to face a long road of recovery ahead.

“I am lucky to be alive,” Crish said.

Michael and Crish McCutcheon are looking forward to the future.
Michael and Crish McCutcheon are looking forward to the future. (Source: kcbd)

Crish can be found at Trustpoint Rehabilitation Hospital of Lubbock laughing and smiling, but that couldn't have been said almost a little over a month and a half ago.

“She was mostly in septic shock not in coma and of course the medically induced sedation, but she was subdued for I guess three weeks,” said Michael.

Crish was diagnosed with a severe case of pneumonia which spiraled out of control and shut down her organs so doctors had to act fast. Michael says they tried to save what they could.

“It was too late to get her hands back, they already died. They had to amputate the hands and the legs because they were dead and they didn’t want the bacteria to go back into their system and cause more problems.”

This all happened in a span of three weeks while his wife was sedated at University Medical Center.

“I woke up and I felt around and I asked where are my arms and legs?” Crish said.

When her husband told her what they had to do to save her life, her response took him by surprise. “[I said] okay. We got to work on getting me some legs.”

Now, its been over a month and a half since that day she was diagnosed and she is looking forward to the future. “Now, I got to kick some butt.”

Crish McCutcheon
Crish McCutcheon

While doctors don’t have a specific date for when she will be out of rehab, the McCutcheons say its just a matter of time until she’s out playing with her grandbabies like she used to. “With Crish’s motivation we will be out tomorrow. You watch,” Michael said.

To help Crish out with medical bills and other expenses like making their house safe for her, donate to their gofundme here.

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