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Aug 20, 2019
For those who don't know, Lynne has been living with rheumatoid arthritis for approximately 25 years. This causes pain in her joints and has severely limited her mobility in recent years. Beginning last November, she started the process of ankle replacement surgery with the hope of adding increased mobility and quality of life. A few months after surgery, her surgery site in her right ankle developed an infection. On Thursday of last week, she was visited by a nurse who changes her dressing. The nurse noticed Lynne's blood pressure was very low and her left leg was turning purple. She was sent to the ER at OSF St Anthony in Rockford and was diagnosed with several severe medical problems including septic shock and blood clots in her left leg. She was in critical condition and needed greater care - she was sent via Lifeline helicopter to OSF St Frances, in Peoria, Illinois to be cared for in the Level 1 Trauma Center.