Two-year-old Finley Amos, from Hereford, underwent four amputations after he contracted meningitis and septicemia in June.
Finley’s parents Matt Amos, 39, and Sarah Bonner, 22, were horrified when their son was diagnosed with meningitis – after taking him to their GP believing he was coming down with tonsillitis.
But after his lips began to turn blue in the doctor’s surgery, he was rushed to hospital – where he developed septicemia.
For Finley to have any chance of surviving, his parents were told his fingers and toes had to be amputated.
Mr Amos, who has two other sons from a previous relationship, said: ‘We were absolutely heartbroken when he had his amputations.
‘I said to his mum in the hospital I didn’t want to pull his bed sheet back but I knew I had to.
‘I pulled the sheet right back and burst into tears but he woke up and looked up at me with a …