He suffered daily nausea and a fever, and thought he had a cold.

After seeing his doctor for what he believed to be the flu, a man from Bracknell had both of his feet and a portion of his leg amputated; he is now searching for help to get back on his bike and play with his children.

James Mackey of Forest Park had been feeling unwell for a few days by the time his partner Ashley Jeans persuaded him to go to the doctor in the middle of October.

His doctor immediately requested an ambulance to take him to Royal Berkshire Hospital, where a strain of sepsis was discovered to be present in him.

Mr. Mackey was transferred to Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury, which specialized in intensive care, after spending two weeks on a ventilator.

According to Mr. Mackey’s sister-in-law Lucy Webb of Winnersh, they informed him that he would need to have both of his legs amputated from the calf down on November 9.

Mr. Mackey, 30, has been moved from intensive care to the burns ward, where he is doing well.

In order to ensure that he may live a regular life after being released from the hospital, his family is presently collecting donations.

“He’s so positive, it’s really wonderful,” Ms. Webb said.

“Right now, all he wants to do is get up and play football with his kids.”

He has two young boys in primary school, a teenage daughter, and a busy personal life.

He rides his bike and plays football, but he accepts what has happened.

A Go Fund Me campaign with a $25,000 goal has been established to finance prosthetic legs and potential lifestyle adjustments.

Ms. Webb continued, “It’s likely they’ll need to move out since they need to modify the property.” They now live in rented housing.

There are so many things you don’t think about until they have an impact on you; they’ll need a new car as well.

The family also wants to raise awareness about sepsis, a condition that none of them were familiar with before Mr. Mackey’s diagnosis, she continued, in addition to raising money.

Anyone could be impacted.

“It’s simpler to recuperate if you can have it diagnosed as soon as possible.”

It took James’ condition four days to manifest itself after he went four days without a diagnosis.

The infection is thought to have entered through a tiny cut on his hand, but physicians are unsure of its precise origin.

James will “spend at least a further three months in hospital in the acute care and burns unit,” his partner Ms. Jeans said on the fundraising page.

He is desperate to stand up again, so we are asking for assistance in raising money so that we may buy the prosthetic equipment he requires.

Because the prosthetics are expensive, we don’t know whether or when James will be able to return to his current position.

His biggest objective is to be able to ride his bike and play football with his kids once again.

“We should be able to accomplish this with your assistance,” she continued.

“If you are familiar with James, you are aware of his perseverance and commitment to continue his life as it was before his amputation.”

“Even though he is still having trouble with his hands and the rest of his body, he is confident that he will be able to spend some time with us all for Christmas.”

Sepsis, often known as blood poisoning or septicemia, is a potentially fatal illness brought on by an injury or infection.

The immune system strengthens as the body fights against sickness.

Sepsis can result in multiple organ failure and possibly death if it is not promptly treated.