A brave four-year-old girl from Westhoughton has now been discharged from hospital after “fighting for her life” with a Strep A infection.

Camila Rose Burns celebrated a belated Christmas on Saturday after spending almost six weeks at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.

Due to the damage caused to her hands and feet by the septic shock, she will be going back to Alder Hey every few days for the foreseeable future to have the damaged skin cleaned up, checked, and dressings changed.

Her parents Kaye Daniels and Dean Burns have been by her side every step of the way and say that Camila “is a true miracle” and that they are forever grateful to the medical staff at Bolton A&E and Alder Hey.

In a statement, they said: “Camila is a true miracle, and we will all be forever grateful to all the medical staff at Bolton A&E and Alder Hey for saving her life, and North West and North Wales Paediatric Transport Service for providing mobile intensive care in the ambulance from Royal Bolton Hospital to Alder Hey and ensuring she was safety transferred.

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“We are also grateful to every single person who donated money and to all the people who prayed for Camila to recover.”

During the family’s Christmas celebrations, Camila and her sister Florence also received a special visit from Santa.

Camila’s auntie Laura added: “We had a Christmas Day for Camila and her sister Florence and the real Father Christmas even came for the morning.

“So, we want to say a big thank you to Father Christmas Visits (company that organised the visit).

“Honestly, Camila has amazed everyone, even all the doctors.”

Camila will also now receive physio to help her ankles become more flexible and to get her legs moving again, due to being unable to walk or put on pressure.

This is as a result of the damage to her skin and tissue, meaning her skin is sore and her lower leg muscles/tendons are tight, which won’t allow her feet to become flat on the floor.

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Dean and Kaye added: “She also needs to build up her strength and put some weight back on, and she has certainly started eating more now she’s home.”

Camilla's hands and feet will continue to be monitored until they have healed as much as they fully can, before any decisions are then made for any future surgery.

Because she had an acute kidney injury, she will have regular check-ups with the renal team over the next few years.

Although her kidneys are back to working fine now, they still need to keep an eye on things.

There is a little scarring in her lung where the Strep A infection was, but this is healing well and there are no concerns from the respiratory team, although she will still need regular check-ups with them for the next few months.

Camila is still taking antibiotics for the infection but is continuing to get better every day.

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