Flesh-Eating Bacteria Victim Nearly Ready To Go Home
Lana Kuykendall, who was stricken with a serious infection after giving birth to her children, is continuing to improve, and made media appearances describing her experience on Monda.
Lana Kuykendall, the woman who has spent roughly the last two months at Greenville Memorial Hospital while battling necrotizing fasciitis, talked about her experiences Tuesday with outlets like WYFF, and CNN, and even made an appearance on the Today show on NBC.
Kuykendall gave birth to her twin babies, Abigail and Ian on May 7 in Atlanta, but soon experienced significant discomfort and growing pain in her leg by the time they had returned to their home in the Upstate. Kuykendall was later admitted back into the hospital and diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis, a life-threatening condition.
Since then, the new mother has endured some 18 surgeries and countelss hours of intensive rehabilitation. All reports indicate it's paying off, as she could go home by next week.
"There have been many miracles, and I don't even know all of them, but, it is a miracle that I thank God for that I'm alive, and that he is helping me to heal so quickly, and that I'm able to do so much, or will be able to do so much," Kuykendall told WYFF. "There are days I can focus on rehab. That's what I have to do. I need to get home. In order to get home I need accomplish these goals, and there are moments that I just cry because I'm not there I don't see (the twins). I can't do what I want."