Australia - Axe attack: toddler's leg reattached

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  1. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    Surgeons have reattached a toddler's leg in a marathon operation as his mother, accused of severing the limb with an axe, undergoes psychiatric assessment.

    The 17-month-old boy was rushed to Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital after his mother allegedly attacked him at a house at Mont Albert, in the city's east, early today.

    Police said an axe had been used in the attack.

    Hospital spokeswoman Julie Webber said a team of three plastic surgeons, two orthopaedic surgeons, a general surgeon, two anaesthetists and five nurses worked for more than eight hours to save the boy's leg.

    ``He is in a critical but stable condition in intensive care,'' Ms Webber said.
    ``We won't know until the end of the week if the reattachment was successful.''

    Acting Sergeant Andrew Huntington said the boy's 21-year-old mother was arrested at the Bundoran Parade home after police were called to the scene about 2am (AEDT).

    The Department of Human Services was investigating the incident.

    ``We have no idea as to what led to it, what caused it (the attack), and the 21-year-old female is obviously assisting police with our inquiries,'' Sgt Huntington said.

    ``As to what took place, we really don't know at this stage.


    http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/axe-attack-toddlers-leg
     
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  3. SewingDeb

    SewingDeb "Sorry, I'm not qualified to land the plane."

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    How horrible for that poor child. Prayers that the reattachment works. It will be a week before they know if the surgery is successful.
     
  4. mindi77

    mindi77 Love your children....

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    What is wrong with people. This poor little guy, I hope it works.
     
  5. Rayemonde

    Rayemonde New Member

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    October 2006:

    http://www.news.com.au/national/cra...ddler-axe-attack/story-e6frfkp9-1111112338602

    Oh good, his leg was saved - and hopefully he won't have any memory of what happened.
     

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