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The brave response of a toddler who says it’s all gone at just 20 months after a leg amputation

Chloe Savage, 22, said her 20-month-old son Ollie Jeys showed no excitement after he had to have an amputation due to a leg condition and simply said “all gone”.

Chloe Savage said her son Ollie didn't show any excitement after the surgery
Chloe Savage said her son Ollie didn’t show any excitement after the surgery

A mother has told how her toddler bravely had a leg amputation and then simply said “all gone” before watching TV again.

Chloe Savage, 22, said her 20-month-old son Ollie Jeys had to have surgery for a leg abnormality and the surgery will allow him to walk in the future.

The tot, from Hall Green, Birmingham, was born with a condition that meant bones in his leg didn’t grow properly and the leg grew shorter than it should.

It caused foot and ankle abnormalities and mum Chloe was told he would likely never walk again.

So the single mother decided to have her son amputated so he could get a prosthetic leg and learn to walk.







Ollie said it was “all gone” after having the leg amputation
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Ollie’s mother said he went back to watching TV afterward
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Ollie had surgery a month ago and is now recovering without fuss.

University student Chloe said: “This was the first time he saw it – he was a bit shocked. He didn’t really understand why it had happened, he just knew it wasn’t there anymore.

“Then it went straight back to TV for him – he wasn’t too worried.

“In fact, he was more upset that I had to take him to the hospital to have a cast put on than the actual amputation!”

Ollie’s condition, called fibula hemimelia, meant his fibula bone was missing and his tibia bone was half the size it should be. As a result, his ankle was twisted and his toes were missing.







Ollie’s condition is known as fibular hemimelia
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He had a six hour operation to remove his leg
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On February 24, the little boy went to Birmingham Children’s Hospital and underwent a six-hour amputation of his right leg.

Chloe said: “The days leading up to the amputation were the most difficult – it was the anticipation of it. It was a tremendous relief when it was done.

“His leg wasn’t painful before, but if he does it now he can learn to walk with a prosthesis.

“He’s going to grow up not remembering any time before the amputation, so growing up will feel completely normal for him.”

A month later, Chloe said the healing process was going well – and Ollie saw his residual limb for the first time after his cast was removed on March 19.

He had a new cast after it came off, but it will be gone for good in a few weeks.

Soon after, he will have his first prosthetic leg fitted and start walking with it.

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