Is this all just some sort of weird coincidence that so many cases of necrotizing fasciitis are popping up in the past few weeks? Or is there something happening where this flesh eating ailment is becoming LESS rare??
Another case of the flesh eating bacteria has surfaced — and the new patient is in the room next to Aimee Copeland.
Talk about coincidence.
Robert Vaughan caught his case when he accidentally cut his leg a little bit while gardening. He began dry heaving and throwing up, and had a backache and weakness. He could barely move and the wound swelled to the size of a grapefruit.
So far, Robert has had to go through six surgeries. Luckily for him, they have NOT been amputations — unlike Aimee's case.
He has had two pounds of flesh removed, though, and has endured painful skin grafts. He's staying positive regardless, which is so important!
And speaking of staying positive, as far as Aimee is going, we hear she's breathing completely on her own… and cracking jokes!
We hope everyone continues to get better!
[Image via AP Images.]
Tags: accident, aimee copeland, amputation, bacteria, breathing, eating, flesh eating, fruit, patient, pounds, robert vaughan, skin, thin