A young father suffering from a sore throat was left fighting for his life after his symptoms quickly worsened and he suffered septic shock.
Sydney father Peter Wright, 34, suffered from strep throat before his condition worsened and he was rushed to hospital in a critical condition last Monday.
His symptoms worsened following a stroke Friday that caused paralysis on the right side of his body.
His sister-in-law, Brooke Crabb, said Mr Wright was not responding to treatment and was placed in a medically induced coma.
“Doctors do not know why his condition is not improving with treatment or whether the paralysis is permanent,” she wrote in a statement. GoFundMe.
Peter Wright (pictured with his family) suffered septic shock after suffering a rare reaction to Group A Strep last Monday
“Her symptoms started with strep throat.
“We do not believe that what he is currently exhibiting is an incredibly rare response to group A streptococcus, an organism that typically lives on the skin.”
Ms Crabb described Peter as “an incredible father and loving husband”.
“He loves playing soccer in the backyard with his boys, sends hilarious memes, has an impressive Pokémon card collection – a love he shares with his eldest son, and demonstrates courage and determination amazing as a sole trader in web design,” she said. .
In an update released on Thursday, Ms Crabb said he had woken up from the medically induced coma and had his tube removed.
“His brain suffered significant trauma from meningitis, sepsis and a stroke. The MRI shows there is still meningitis in his brain,” she said.
“Only when the infection has subsided can we fully understand what to expect with his recovery.
“Positively, doctors think he will be able to walk again after he started moving his right side yesterday.”
Some of the first symptoms Mr Wright developed following meningitis were a sore throat, rash, earache, headache, fatigue and vomiting.
“At this point he presented to hospital and was discharged after being given fluids,” Ms Crabb said.
“Peter’s condition deteriorated and he suffered a high fever, disorientation and confusion before his second hospitalization for sepsis.
“We are grateful to the doctors who acted quickly so he could receive life-saving treatment.”
She also thanked those who made donations.
“Thank you so much for the incredible support you have given us through your generous donations. We are very grateful,” she said.
Until now the Fundraising raised more than $26,700 from 220 donors.
Sydney’s father (above) was unresponsive to treatment and left partially paralyzed after suffering a stroke on Friday.
“I decided to set up this GoFundMe so Sophie could take time off work to support Peter,” Ms Crabb said.
“Additional funds will be earmarked to cover possible future medical expenses in order to assemble the best team of specialists and support the entire family during this traumatic time.”
Ms Crabb added the money would help Mr Wright’s two sons during his recovery.
“We also want the boys to continue to live as normal a life as possible by continuing their activities,” she said.
“They are scared and confused, we all are.
“Our hope remains that Peter will turn a corner, kick a soccer ball in the backyard with his beautiful boys and be able to play Nintendo Switch again with his six-year-old.”