Flesh-eating bacteria destroys the life of a Georgia girl

Flesh-eating bacteria destroys the life of a Georgia girl

Snellville : GA : USA | May 13, 2012 at 1:04 PM PDT
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Rare Flesh Eating Bacteria Has Georgia Woman Fighting For Her Life

A Georgia girl is undergoing a very hard time in her life as flesh-eating bacteria has rendered most of her body parts useless

A girl in Georgia is undergoing the most difficult time of her life as a flesh-eating bacteria has entered her body and most of her body parts are being destroyed because of that. However, doctors in Georgia are saying that they may be able to save some of her body parts

The woman who has been inflicted with this disease is Aimee Copeland, who is 24-years-old and a resident of Snellville, Ga. Aimee Copeland's body was taken over by the flesh-eating bacteria when an accident took place on the 1st of May. In that accident, a homemade zip line left her with a big gash on her calf. She was immediately taken to the Carrolton, Ga., emergency room, where the workers closed her up with 22 staples. It is believed that the flesh-eating bacteria entered her body through the zip line. This rare virus is developed from necrotizing fasciitis.

Aimee Copeland is now being kept at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. The doctors recently released a statement in which they said that Aimee Copeland's left leg and tissue from her abdomen was removed on Tuesday so that the spread of the flesh-eating bacteria could be held back. On that day Aimee went into a cardiac arrest but thankfully she was resuscitated.

Aimee Copeland's father, Andy Copeland has kept the world up-to-date with the help of regular updates which he has been providing in a blog post. The particular blog post is maintained by University of West Georgia students, as Aimee was a student there.

On that blog, Andy Copeland has been sharing all that has been going on with his daughter, including the details of the terrible accident, and the horrors when his family discovered about the flesh-eating bacteria. In a latest update, he called his daughter's progress a 'miracle'. “Yesterday doctors revealed that they are continuing to examine Aimee’s hands and foot,” he wrote. “It appears that they may be able to save more of her extensions than they originally thought. That is why they are taking that part of Aimee’s recovery very slow.”

In an older blog post, Andy had written that Aimee will most likely lose her fingers and even her remaining foot.

So far, all the efforts are concentrated towards saving Aimee's life. Once she is saved, it will be really difficult for her to come to terms with her condition.

Samantha86 is based in New York City, New York, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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