Although it was very touch and go for a good week, it looks like the Georgia college student who kept losing her limbs due to a freak zip lining accident and flesh eating bacteria is on the mend. Aimee's father says that she is now breathing just 39% oxygen on a respirator and not the 100% that was previously required. Doctors are now hopeful that although she will lose some of her fingers that she will not have any other limbs amputated and that they will be able to attach prosthetics to her palms which would be used for her fingers.
Monday, May 14, 2012
In case you don't know the entire story, Aimee was kayaking down a river and stopped to do a homemade zipline. She crashed and suffered a huge gash in her leg that doctors stapled with 22 staples. She came back the next day complaining of pain and the doctors did nothing but give her pain medicine. It turns out that a flesh eating bacteria had invaded her body through the cut and her leg had to be amputated.