Waco: Paramedic recovering from leg amputation

Rory Barros after the amputation surgery. (Courtesy photo)
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) A Waco paramedic critically injured after being struck at an accident scene by a vehicle whose driver is accused of being drunk is recovering in Temple after doctors amputated his left leg this week.

Rory Barros underwent 14 surgeries to try and save the leg, but it was determined he would have a better quality of life if it was amputated.

The amputation was performed earlier this week at Baylor Medical Center in Temple.

Barros was injured while working an accident on Loop 340 in Waco back in August.

He has been hospitalized nearly four months.

Barros has told his wife several times this week that his body seems to feel better without that leg weighing him down and poisoning his body.

Doctors had told Barros that he would probably be confined to a wheelchair the rest of his life if the leg wasn't taken, but with the amputation, he could be fit for a prosthesis and have a much better quality of life.