DOCTORS have managed to save part of baby Kia Gott’s leg as she continues to battle with meningitis.

Surgeons have already amputated one of the ten-month-old’s arms up to her elbow and had told her devastated parents Paul and Vikki Gott that they would have to remove all three other limbs up to the top but on Monday in theatre decided to only remove one of her legs up to her knee.

Now her family are hoping it will be the same for her remaining limbs. Surgeons plan to operate on her other leg on Thursday.

Relative Donna Gott, speaking to the Telegraph & Argus on behalf of Kia’s parents, said the couple were trying to stay positive and hoping for the best outcome.

“Kia is fairly stable right now. She went to the high dependency unit rather than intensive care after surgery which was a good sign.

“The surgeons are really pleased with her.

“It’s not to say she won’t need more surgery on her limbs in the future but for now there is a bit of light and she has a better chance of mobility,” she said.

A crowdfunding page set up to lift financial strain off the family, from Wyke, has smashed £21,000 so far with donations, love and prayers still coming in from well-wishers after Kia’s plight was featured in the T&A on Saturday.

Another justgiving page to buy toys for Kia’s brother Kayden, eight, and sister Elsie, who is four, has now reached £1,000.

Doctors have told Kia’s parents she will most likely be blind, lose her hearing and be brain-damaged but they are hoping their daughter will prove consultants wrong.

Kia was rushed into intensive care in Leeds four weeks ago with meningococcal septicaemia.

Kia’s mum had taken her to the GP, worried that she “was not herself”.

The tot had a temperature of 38.5C, had been jerking in her sleep and was lethargic when awake. Vikki had also noticed a couple of spots on her chest.

The next day Kia had developed a rash over her face, neck and chest. She had a mini cardiac arrest as paramedics tried to treat her with emergency drugs and she was taken to Bradford Royal Infirmary before being transferred to intensive care at Leeds General Infirmary where the family were given the devastating news that all four limbs would have to be removed.

Donna said: “It’s a distressing time but messages of support are helping keep them going.

“They are taking each day at a time.

“Once all the surgery is over, they will be able to move on to the next phase of coping.”

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