Friday, September 19, 2008

Flesh eating bacteria victim

Scary and sad story about a woman who had 24 pounds of skin and muscle removed by doctors in order to keep the infection in check. After fighting for her life for three and a half years, her body has paid a terrible price. She now needs surgery on her teeth and jaws so she can be properly nourished ... you know, eat. The catch? The insurance company is calling the surgery "cosmetic". What a freaking joke. Of course, it started as a nosocomial infection (hospital acquired), which means the hospital should probably foot part of the bill for this reconstruction surgery.