Friday, May 25, 2012
from a work email:
Aimee is now off of her ventilator and is breathing on her own which is a giant leap forward in her recovery. Aimee is able to better communicate now and her mind is as sharp as ever, her sense of humor is alive and well and has been used to entertain the nurses and medical staff at the hospital. The sense of fight and Aimee's attitude toward moving forward no matter what the obstacle has been inspiring to so many and it continues to improve every day.
Although Aimee has made tremendous progress she is far from being out of the woods, she still has several wounds on her torso as a result of the flesh eating bacteria that will take much time to heal and her body will need every ounce of energy it can muster to fight off the potential problems that could arise as she heals in the affected areas. Andy and Donna have asked for your continued prayer and are thankful for the support they have been given so far.
her dad's Rotary and the family's church have both had very successful blood drives. Our company is planning one too. There are also some fundraisers to help with medical expenses and family expenses because Andy has missed so much work. Our company is also taking up a collection to help with whatever the family needs. And Aimee is impatient to get started with prosthetics and rehab! She's nowhere near ready for that yet, but she is ready whenever her doctors give the okay.
I know that they still have a long way to go, but they remain positive. I know all of them appreciate the prayers and kind thoughts from all over the world. Earlier this week, my boss, his wife, 2 of their daughters, and an exchange student who is with them from Sweden all went to donate blood. The exchange student said that her family in Sweden has asked about Aimee when she's corresponded with them.
Amazing how news travels in the electronic age!
this is the link to Andy's blog (Aimee's dad)