Aimee Copeland‘s an optimistic young woman,after a tragic zip-lining accident came in contact with a rare flesh-eating bacterial disease, necrotizing fasciitis, which forced surgeons to amputate her left leg from the hip down, her right foot, and then both hands in order to save her life.
After fighting for her life from the last one month ,for thefirst time Aimee,showed the sign of frustration.
Aimee is now experiencing phantom pain where her hands were amputated, her dad said.
Aimee described the pain saying, "It feels like I have been carrying bags of rocks."
The pain made her so frustrated caused her to leash out at the caregivers.
Phantom pain is a phenomenon that occurs in amputated limbs caused by sensations that originate in the brain and spinal cord. According to the Mayo Clinic, areas of the brain and spinal cord lose input from the missing limb and adjust unpredictably, causing pain.
Aimee remains in critical condition and faces a mountain of medical procedures and rehab. Despite her latest struggles, Aimee's family says she's still showing a resilience they didn't know was possible.
Aimee's family measures progress by the removal of stuff from her room; she used to have a ventilator, that's now gone. And she used to have 16 IV's hooked up to her body; now it's only two.