New Mom Recovering From Flesh-eating Bacteria Is A 'fighter'

Lana Kuykendall, the South Carolina woman struck by flesh eating bacteria shortly after delivering twins, is recovering well and may go home as early as this week.

  • Mom 'grateful to be alive' after flesh-eating infection
    One of Kuykendall's doctors said Monday the progression of the infection was fast and aggressive. "These flesh eating bacteria grow so rapidly that you can actually see the skin change in front of your eyes," said Dr. Spence Taylor. "You can actually see ...
    08/13/2012 - 6:04 am | View Link
  • Lana Kuykendall, Mom Recovering From Flesh-Eating Bacteria, Reunited With Twin Babies (VIDEO)
    Weeks after being diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis, South Carolina mom Lana Kuykendall was reunited with her 1-month-old twins Abigail and Ian. The 36-year-old is now listed as being in fair condition after undergoing several surgeries to treat skin ...
    08/6/2012 - 6:19 am | View Link
  • New mom still recovering from flesh-eating bacteria
    Her steps are measured, and her movements labored. "I'm OK; I'm glad to be alive," Lana Kuykendall said. "I have my moments of pain and discomfort." But Kuykendall is determined to fight through the pain and even often flashs a smile during her difficult ...
    07/17/2012 - 9:46 am | View Link
  • New mom recovering from flesh-eating bacteria learning to walk again
    A South Carolina woman who battled a flesh-eating bacteria just after delivering twins in May, spoke to the media for the first time Monday, reported. The news station said she is recovering at a rehabilitation facility. Lana Kuykendall ...
    07/16/2012 - 6:44 am | View Link
  • 'It's been a long road, a lot of which I don't remember': Mom who gave birth to twins days before contracting flesh-eating bacteria now walking and set to return home
    A new mother who contracted an aggressive flesh-eating bacteria just days after giving birth to twins ... It's been a long road, a lot of which I don't remember, but we're recovering and that's what matters,' Lana told Today as she sat grinning beside ...
    07/16/2012 - 5:20 am | View Link
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    A flesh eating bacteria has been claiming lives near a Florida beach! What are the symptoms, and is this a serious issue? Dr. Carin Bonder joins DNews to discuss this ...
    08/31/2014 - 10:11 pm | View Website
  • Manatee County teen survives flesh-eating bacteria ...
    BRADENTON (FOX 13) - Sarasota County Health Department officials put out a health alert Wednesday about a flesh-eating bacteria that contributed to the death ...
    08/31/2014 - 9:56 pm | View Website
    Flesh-eating disease is the common name for necrotizing fasciitis (nek-roe-tie-zing fah-shee-eye-tis), an infection that works its way rapidly through the layers of ...
    08/31/2014 - 7:09 am | View Website
  • Flesh Eating Bacteria
    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island firefighter who got an infection after being pricked by a thorn has lost his hand to flesh-eating bacteria.
    08/31/2014 - 4:24 am | View Website
  • Florida warns beachgoers of flesh-eating bacteria in state ...
    One person in Sarasota County, Fla. has died from “flesh-eating bacteria,” officials there confirmed. According to a spokesperson with the Florida Department of ...
    08/20/2014 - 11:11 am | View Website
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