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The Northern Territory news Wed 8 Mar 2017



The Northern Territory news Wed 8 Mar 2017

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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48 SPORT WEDNESDAY MARCH 8 2017 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 NIGHTCLIFF and Territory Thunder young gun Michael Mummery (pictured) is off the critical list after a week-long bout with a mysterious blood infection. The 16-year-old was at deaths door this week after succumbing to the disorder only hours after playing in a Premier League final for Nightcliff. We nearly lost him, Mummerys grandfather Allan told the NT News. It was only the magnificent work and dedication of the doctors and staff at the public hospital that pulled him back from what could have been a disaster for the family. Mummerys body temperature topped 40C when admitted to hospital the morning after the Tigers lost to Wanderers in the qualifying final. It was always dangerous, Michaels temperature was way too high and they didnt know DISASTROUS CAVALIERS DEBUT FOR BOGUT >> P41 St Marys player Michael Coombes brings down Wanderers Aaron Motlop during the second NTFL semi final at TIO Stadium Pitcure: MICHAEL FRANCHI Footy farce sends Saints through after Footy farce sends Saints through after shock three-quarter time Eagles forfeitshock three-quarter time Eagles forfeit STORY >> P44STORY >> P44 ABSOLUTE SHAMBLES GREY MORRIS (08) 8944 9900 HOME DELIVERY WED Sport Email: ntnsport@ntnews.com.auOnline: ntnews.com.au/sport Sport: (08) 8944 9920 TEEN STARS HUGE SCARE Australians crumble in Bangalore meltdown >> P45 what was wrong with him, Allan Mummery said. So they did a lot of blood tests to find out and found the bug, but that was only the first step because they didnt know what it was. Some people tell me it might be an offshoot of the Nightcliff Gardeners Disease (melioidosis) but we really dont know its a worrying time for us all. They had to grow the bug and try various medications to kill it, but then another one would pop up, it was a nightmare for Michael and the rest of his family. Allan Mummery said his grandsons superb fitness and positive frame of mind had saved him from deaths door. It was that close, weve had a family member by his bedside ever since the doctors began their search for an effective antibiotic to stabilise the infection. CONTINUED PAGE 46 Mummery shakes infection MYSTERY NUMBER BUY THIS PAPER AND YOU COULD WIN THE JACKPOT! Money jackpots each day Monday to Friday by $10 $3890JACKP OT MYSTERY NUMBERTO WIN INSTANTLY RING1900 966 372 Conditions: Page 2 AND KEY IN YOUR LUCKY NUMBER BENEFIT OF ARAFURA GAMES TO PARALYMPIANS P42

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