Thursday, July 12, 2012

Necrotizing Fasciitis Postcript: Aimee Copeland in Rehab, Set to Return Home Next Month

The young woman we wrote about in May has won her life-or-death battle against necrotizing fasciitis or flesh-eating disease. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy played some role—we don't know the details—in Aimee Copeland's recovery from a rare and serious bacterial infection. In June her family released a photo of her enjoying some outdoor time and preparing for rehabilitation. Yesterday they announced she will return home sometime in August. Pretty moving stuff after such a  trying ordeal. Cheers to the Copelands and congratulations to the entire staff at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Georgia.

[Photo: CNN]

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