Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Prayers For Aimee

Hey y'all.. Just wanted to share some pretty heart wrenching news. A girl from my high school was involved in a zip lining accident last week that left her with a gash on her calf. The cut became infected & now Aimee is fighting for her life as a flesh eating bacteria has begun taking over her body. Please be praying for a miracle.

"Tuesday afternoon Aimee suffered a laceration to her calf when a zip-line broke near Carrollton, GA. The ER at Tanner Medical treated and released her with 22 staples in her calf. Aimee is a student at West Georgia University, where she is in the process of completing her Master’s Degree.

Wednesday, Aimee complained of severe pain (the doctors only advised her to take Motrin and Tylenol) so she went back to the ER to get a prescription for Darvocett. This alleviated her symptoms until she complained of additional pain on Thursday. Aimee went to the doctor and received a prescription for antibiotics and posted a clean MRI report. Again, she was treated and released.

Friday morning Aimee was pale and weak, so a friend carried her to Tanner Medical immediately. Upon arrival, the ER physician diagnosed her with necrotizing fasciitis in her damaged leg. The fasciitis had spread beyond the injured area to her hip and thigh. The surgeons advised that they wanted to try to save her leg, but at this point saving her life took precedence. They removed all of the infected tissue and advised that she would have limited, if any use of her leg. They also called for a life flight to the JMS Burn Center in Augusta, which has the most advanced infection care unit in the state.

Upon arrival at JMS, Aimee was once again rushed into surgery and the doctors completed a high-hip amputation of her left leg. They were also forced to remove tissue from her abdomen. As if this wasn’t enough, Aimee cardiac arrested when they moved her from the operating table, but they were able to successfully resuscitate her. The doctors say that Aimee’s probability of surviving the night is bleak. All we can do and all we have done is pray." [Andy Copeland]

This is a summary of all that has happened to Aimee in the last week by her dad. I just ask that each of you please think of Aimee & her family & pray that she will make it through this horrible situation. She needs a miracle right now and I believe that my God will heal her if that is His will. This kind of thing just really puts life into perspective & makes you realize how quickly things can change. Aimee was out doing something so innocent & now her life is completely turned upside down. 

You can click here to read more about the story & watch the news video coverage.
You can click here to get to the Facebook page that provides updates on Aimee's progress.