The Boy Who Lost His Limbs From Bad Chicken Noodles

Yes, looks like a manual clickbaitNothing could be further from the truth. The case we are here to comment on today is as real as life itself, unfortunately. A 19-year-old boy was amputated after eating spoiled food scraps. Just like you read it.

In 2021, a 19-year-old boy was admitted to an intensive care unit with multiple organ failure and a severe rash. About twenty hours before his admission, he had severe abdominal pain and nausea after eating the leftover food from a restaurant. Additionally, about five hours before he was hospitalized, he developed a purplish discoloration of his skin that looked like bruises.

This case does not concern another gruesome internet rumor, but has been collected from the scientific literature. It happened at Massachusetts General Hospital and was also captured in an informative YouTube video by creator Chubbyemu, an assistant clinical professor at the University of Illinois.

Leftover Chicken Noodles

The affected young man, nicknamed “JC” by his initials, spotted a container with noodles and chicken lying in the refrigerator of his home. This package contained leftover food her roommate had brought the day before at the restaurant. Immediately after eating it, JC began to feel terrible with stomach cramps and discomfort. As the hours passed, things did not improve. The pain intensified more and more. He thought it would be gas, but no, it wasn’t. Additionally, she felt a bitter taste on the surface of her tongue and a tingling sensation on her cheeks just before she passed out and fell to the ground. He made his way to the bathroom as best he could, and there began the constant, uncontrollable vomiting that didn’t stop until he felt his eyes pop out of their sockets. As if that were not enough, the pain was accompanied by a terrible feeling of cold and strong tremors that started in the extremities and gradually moved to his chest. This is where the breathing difficulties started.

When her roommate arrived, the situation was terrifying. JC was unable to turn his head due to the stiffness of his neck and his vision was beginning to blur. When he confessed to stealing the food from the noodles, his roommate apologized: the food had also made him sick, but for some incomprehensible reason he decided to keep the leftovers in the fridge instead of throwing them away. In any case, none of the young people gave more importance to the question, since the hands of the clock continued to count without going to the hospital. They assumed the food was spoiled and everything would pass. But it didn’t happen like that.