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Cornwall meningitis boy's infection scare

Marshall Janson
Image caption Marshall Janson contracted meningitis on Boxing Day 2008

A two-year-old boy from Cornwall who lost his hands and legs following a severe meningitis attack is recovering from an infection scare following an operation.

Marshall Janson, from Carharrack, near Redruth, was taken to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol after an infection was found in the stump of his right leg.

The stump had been operated on in May at the hospital to trim a bone down.

He is being kept under observation at the hospital.

'Awful few days'

Marshall had his hands and lower legs amputated after he contracted meningitis on Boxing Day 2008.

He had an operation in May to trim down the bone in his right leg amid fears it would break through the skin on his stump.

On 1 June he was taken to hospital amid fears that the leg had become infected.

Marshall was given a general anaesthetic at Frenchay to allow surgeons to remove the stitches from his recent operation and to treat the leg which they confirmed had become infected.

Marshall's parents, Moss and pregnant Stephanie, who were at his bedside, were said to be "beside themselves with anxiety".

Kathy Janson, Marshall's grandmother, said: "It has been an awful few days for them.

"They were so worried about Marshall and then, of course, the trip in the ambulance brought all the memories flooding back of Marshall having to be rushed to hospital following his original meningitis attack.

"We just hope and pray that Marshall recovers fully."

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