She had to be placed in a medically induced coma after hearing that doctors couldn’t save her baby.
“I was hearing the news that the baby didn’t make it. They couldn’t find a heartbeat,” said Ferguson. “I didn’t know what was happening.”
When Ferguson woke up from the induced come, she discovered her hands were black, her legs were swollen and her organs were failing.
Sepsis, a life-threatening infection that causes the immune system to attack the body, had set in due to what's called an "incompetent cervix."
Doctors had to amputate Ferguson’s arms and legs to save her life.
“Because I have a strong faith, I had some stability,” she said. “I have to move forward. I’ll be living a different way, but I’m here.”
Her family clung to its faith as well.
“We still have a great life to live,” said her husband, Ramon Ferguson Walker.
The American Pregnancy Association said nearly 1 in 4 second-trimester miscarriages are due to an incompetent cervix.
But sepsis doesn't often follow that condition.
Ferguson will be getting prostheses soon.