A man’s mum saved his life by questioning doctor’s advice

Rev Aparis thanks his mum for saving his life after questioning doctor's advice He thought he had gout and was only given tablets to control his thigh's swelling His thigh then became twice it's usual size when Mr Aparis went to the hospital His infection worsened and triggered organ failure and needed 15 operations Mr. Aparis says without his mother's advice and support he would have died

By Sahar Mourad For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 22:39 GMT, 27 February 2018 | Updated: 00:44 GMT, 1 March 2018

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A man has thanked his mum for saving his life after she urged doctors to quickly address a leg infection that ended up as a life-threatening illness.

Rev Aparis, 33, originally from Perth, was admitted to hospital in Sydney on December 9 with an infection in his thigh. 

'I was in bed for a week thinking what I had was gout,' Mr Aparis told 9Honey.  

Rev Aparis (pictured) has thanked his mum for saving his life after asking doctors to step in to help figure how to stop the infection in his thigh

Rev Aparis (pictured) has thanked his mum for saving his life after asking doctors to step in to help figure how to stop the infection in his thigh

He was told he needed emergency surgery due to the infection and surgeons drained as much of the infection as they could

He was told he needed emergency surgery due to the infection and surgeons drained as much of the infection as they could

Mr Aparis's doctor only gave him tablets in order to help the inflammation of his thigh go down. 

This was the beginning of a nine-week hospital stay for Mr Aparis who then needed to have surgery.

Mr Aparis had a 10cm hole cut into his thigh to wash out the infected area and close the wound.

But after eight surgeries, despite Mr Aparis feeling better, he suddenly had a fever of 40.5 and his thigh was hurting again. 

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