Tragic, a nurse who lost both her legs and an arm to sepsis after suffering from a cough was found hanged by her husband.
Known, Jayne Carpenter, 53, was left with just one limb when she developed sepsis four years ago while suffering from a simple cough.
An inquest heard her husband Rob, 56, got a call from Jayne on December 7 asking him to pick up their dog.
Then, he arrived at the house in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, at 4.30 pm to find his wife hanged on the stairs.
A cause of death is currently pending further investigations.
Dedicated Jayne was desperate to lead an active life and said her independence had been “stripped from me overnight.”
She had been admitted to intensive care in May 2016 when her cough developed into deadly sepsis – which kills more than 30,000 people in the UK every year.
Jayne spent nine weeks in a coma and her husband was told she would need multiple amputations to survive.
The couple hoped she would be able to have osseointegration surgery – where artificial limbs are attached to a patient’s bone.
But there were fears she may not have enough bone left for the operation to be successful.
Friends and family have now paid tribute to the kind and beautiful lady.
In September last year, Jayne spoke out on World Sepsis Day, hoping to raise awareness of the condition.
She said her life was turned upside down and she had told Rob that he could leave her if he wished to.
Jayne said the last three years of recovery have brought huge challenges to her and coming to terms with the limits she faces has been difficult.