A HEARTBROKEN mother wants to warn others about the symptoms of sepsis so that "something positive" arises from her daughter's tragic death.

Kaysie-Jane Robinson died on March 10 as a result of the condition, which sees the body react to an infection by attacking its own organs and tissues.

The 14-year-old from Netherton, who had cerebral palsy after allegedly being deprived of oxygen for 31 minutes during her birth at the former Wordsley Hospital, also suffered from severe scoliosis and epilepsy.

An appeal backed by the News in 2007 helped to raise thousands of pounds for equipment to help Kaysie cope with her condition, which means she could not speak, sit up or eat without assistance.

Prior to her death, the brave teen had undergone spinal fusion surgery and was "smiling, laughing and back to being Kaysie again", according to mum Jane, who said it made her sudden deterioration even more "unexpected".

"She started to get a very high temperature and was miserable," she said.

"She was sweating and her heartbeat was fast. I though she might be coming down with some form of infection.

"Throughout the night and into the early hours of the next day, her temperature shot up to 42.5 and she was having severe spasms - I could tell she was in pain. I had been giving her ibuprofen and paracetamol at intervals but I couldn't bring her temperature down."

After calling NHS 111, an ambulance was sent straight away and Kaysie was taken to Russells Hall Hospital before being transferred to Birmingham Children's Hospital, where her mum was forced to make the devastating decision to switch off her daughter's oxygen supply.

Following the tragedy, Jane has urged parents and carers to take loved ones to hospital straight away if they suspect they have contracted sepsis.

"Kaysie didn't have all of the symptoms - there was no rash or mottled skin, just a temperature and sweating. With any temperature over 41, people need to be thinking 'is this sepsis?' There's no way of knowing 100 per cent but if in any doubt, get them to hospital as quickly as possible.

"Kaysie was amazing. She was so strong and vigilant. She couldn’t walk or talk but we had the most amazing bond and love for each other. We knew how to talk without words. She was my rock, my everything.

"She battled with horrendous pain and operations through her short life but always bounced back so quickly - I was sure she had super powers. My life without her is now so hard, I’m faltering at every step. I’m incomplete without her hand in mine. I don't want anyone else to go through this, I want something positive to come out of this, to raise awareness.

Jane has set up a JustGiving page in Kaysie's memory to raise funds for Sepsis UK, adding: "Hopefully together we can help them better understand and diagnose early enough."

Anyone who wishes to donate should visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jane-robinson1111.