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“Petty complaints of a comfortable marriage have all melted away for Katy and Al Hayes. The loving couple already had two children, but the arrival of their third child changed everything. The last thing Katy really remembers is giving birth at her Houston-area home on February 10. And then this: “Waking up in the hospital with no arms and legs. And going, ‘What’s going on here?’ And then he tells me. And his story will knock your socks off, cause I had no idea I was going through all that.” Katy Hayes was unconscious the entire time — unaware that a common Group A strep infection had set in, eating away at her body. She was unaware of the incredibly difficult decision her husband made for surgeons to amputate her arms and legs in the hope that they could save her life. “I decided that I loved her so much that the risk was worth it,” Al Hayes said. “And if we came out and I had to spend a lifetime taking care of her that the risk was worth it to say that I didn’t give up on her. Right? She’s my best friend.” At first, Al admits he wondered if Katy would forgive him. He wondered if she could have a full life without a full body. There is no doubt now” – Dallas News