Aimee Copeland's Father Cites 'Miracle' Recovery As She Fights Off Flesh-Eating Infection

Mon, May 14, 2012 9:01am EDT by 4 Comments
Aimee Copeland Flesh Eating Disease

The Georgia student may not lose as many appendages as doctors originally predicted.

There’s finally some potentially good news on the horizon for Georgia student Aimee Copeland, 24, who has been fighting a flesh-eating infection after injuring herself on a homemade zip line May 1. In a new blog post, Aimee’s dad Andy Copeland says doctors “may be able to save more of [Amy's] extensions than they originally thought. That is why they are taking that part of Aimee’s recovery very slow.”

The doctors’ original plan was to remove all of Aimee’s fingers, along with her remaining foot. Andy says his daughter’s recovery thus far has been a “miracle.”

UPDATE: Flesh-Eating Disease — Bacteria Keeping Aimee Copeland In Critical Condition

Aimee remains in critical condition at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Ga., where she has already had her left leg and tissue from her abdomen removed to help fight off the infection.

Andy is excited for his daughter to gain consciousness, but also fearful of how she will react to her new life.

“She will discover that her hands lack the dexterity and tactile response she has known all her life,” Andy writes. “How would you respond in such a situation? I think that moment will be one of horror and depression for Aimee.”

More On Aimee’s Condition:

  1. Georgia College Student Contracts A Rare Flesh Eating Disease

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jJoe Black

Posted at 7:09 PM on May 23, 2012  

I am stunned by your courage and strength. I am praying for all of you.

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Debbie Hardwick

Posted at 9:13 PM on May 22, 2012  

Thinking and praying for you and your family. John 16:33.

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Tatianna C Zielinski

Posted at 6:41 PM on May 20, 2012  

boooohooo :’)

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gabriela

Posted at 11:24 PM on May 19, 2012  

How about demanding the hospital to give Aimee vitamin C IVs

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