Woman Battling Flesh-Eating Disease has More Pain

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The father of a Georgia woman battling a flesh-eating disease says his daughter has been suffering the worst pain of her entire ordeal.

Andy Copeland says his daughter, Aimee, sometimes cries from the
pain but stops because crying hurts her stomach. She had resisted
taking pain medications in recent days.

Andy Copeland said in a Father's Day post on his blog that she's
now taking morphine and other medications, but they aren't enough
to block severe pain, which has now spread beyond painful
amputation sites.

The 24-year-old woman developed necrotizing fasciitis after
cutting her leg in a fall May 1 from a homemade zip line over a
west Georgia river. Her left leg, other foot and both hands have
been amputated. She's being treated at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

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