Woman, 9, is ‘fortunate to be alive’ after being savaged by her pet hamster

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A MUM says her nine-year-old woman is fortunate to be alive after being bitten by her hamster.

Sapphire Swannack was holding beloved pet Blue when he immediately planted his tooth into her finger.

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Sapphire Swannack suffered an an infection after being bitten by her pet hamster
Blue planted his teeth into her finger while she was holding him

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Blue planted his tooth into her finger whereas she was holding him
Mum Lucie grew concerned when the bite started swelling and a rash spread up Sapphire's arm

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Mum Lucie grew involved when the chew began swelling and a rash unfold up Sapphire’s arm

Mum Lucie, 31, received her antibiotics however her finger began swelling whereas a rash unfold up her arm.

The wonder adviser mentioned: “He drew blood and Sapphire was in a whole lot of ache.

“I received her antibiotics and simply assumed it might heal over — you hear about wounds getting contaminated from dog or cat bites, not a bloody hamster.”

However Lucie, from Larkhall, Somerset, feared the worst just a few days later.

Sapphire was rushed to A&E and put on an IV drip

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Sapphire was rushed to A&E and placed on an IV drip
At first she was put into Covid isolation because her temperature was so high

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At first she was put into Covid isolation as a result of her temperature was so excessive

She mentioned: “I may see a worrying crimson rash spreading up her arm and immediately I knew we needed to get her to A&E.

“Medical doctors put her on an IV drip as quickly as we received to hospital as her coronary heart fee was so quick.

“The poor factor was put into Covid isolation at first as a result of her temperature was so excessive however, fortunately, she examined detrimental.

“She had an operation the next morning below basic anaesthetic to flush the wound.

She underwent an operation under anaesthetic to flush the wound

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She underwent an operation below anaesthetic to flush the wound
Lucie says 'the infection could have gone to her heart, she could've died'

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Lucie says ‘the an infection may have gone to her coronary heart, she may’ve died’Credit score: Jon Rowley

“The an infection may have gone to her coronary heart. She may’ve died.”

Critical infections from hamster bites are uncommon. The NHS advises pressing consideration if a wound from an animal turns into swollen.

Blue, a Syrian hamster, has gone to a relative. Lucie added: “We’ve advised them to put on boxing gloves when dealing with him.” 

Blue has now gone to a relative

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Blue has now gone to a relative
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