IOWA CITY, Iowa – A two year old boy had the flu, but ended up losing his fingers and toes. It's a medical mystery that has doctors at the University of Iowa Hospital stumped. Liam Young has another surgery this morning, one of many the youngster from the Dubuque area undergone
Late in October, his father took him to Dubuque-Finley hospital, thinking he had the flu. The boy's illness quickly became much worse and he was flown to the University of Iowa Children's Hospital.
Doctors don't know exactly what's wrong with him. They told Liam's parents he got the flu and his immune system didn't know how to respond to it, so it began attacking his body.