Doctors cut away rotten skin in the battle to save baby struck down with ...

A baby struck down by meningococcal disease while on holiday with her parents in Thailand, has had surgery to save her legs.

Doctors at the Samitivej Hospital in Bangkok cut away rotten skin from eight-month-old Lilliana Sheridan’s legs during a two-hour operation on Wednesday evening.

Her parents, Gold Coast residents Jai Sheridan and Elisha Robinson, said that their little girl has been ‘so strong throughout this whole thing’.

A baby struck down by meningococcal disease while on holiday with her parents in Thailand, might yet avoid having her legs amputated

A baby struck down by meningococcal disease while on holiday with her parents in Thailand, might yet avoid having her legs amputated

‘She is just living her life,’ Mr Sheridan told the Gold Coast Bulletin.

The infant picked up the infection in Phuket last week which caused deep purple marks to appear down both of her legs.

Doctors had previously feared that the infection may have reached the muscle which would mean an amputation was necessary.

However, reports today have claimed that Lilliana will ‘most likely’ have a skin graft on the front side of her right leg from her knee to her ankle.

Mr Sheridan told Daily Mail Australia that they are speaking with doctors later today for further confirmation.

'[We] will not know for sure until they open the wound again,' he said.

Doctors at the Samitivej Hospital in Bangkok cut away rotten skin from eight-month-old Lilliana Sheridan’s legs during a two-hour operation on Wednesday evening

Doctors at the Samitivej Hospital in Bangkok cut away rotten skin from eight-month-old Lilliana Sheridan’s legs during a two-hour operation on Wednesday evening

Her parents, Gold Coast residents Jai Sheridan and Elisha Robinson (pictured), said that their little girl has been ‘so strong throughout this whole thing’ 

Her parents, Gold Coast residents Jai Sheridan and Elisha Robinson (pictured), said that their little girl has been ‘so strong throughout this whole thing’ 

Lilliana's parents had previously set-up a fundraising page on Facebook to raise the $120,000 they needed for a medevac to bring their little girl home.

Their insurance company had previously said they would only cover Lilliana's transport to Bangkok.

In a further blow, the social media platform closed down the fundraiser shortly afterwards, and returned the $12,000 they had raised to those who had donated.

Facebook sent the mother a generic message telling her the reasons why a fundraising campaign could have been removed, but told her she would have to wait three days for a full response.

Ms Robinson told The Gold Coast Bulletin she shut down her Facebook account after her cousin began receiving abuse from social media read more from dailymail.....

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