Aug 27, 2017 Latest post:
Oct 11, 2017
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On Friday, August 24, 2017, Mark was admitted to University of Maryland Medical Center - diagnosed with Necrotizing Fasciitus. Google it if you need to know what it is - I did. I don't have it in me at this time to describe the details.
HE had surgery within 90 minutes of admission. They have removed s large portion of the skin and tissue from his right upper leg. He's had some complications with his heart and blood pressure - he's on lots of meds, trying to stabilize him.
He had a second surgery on Saturday morning and it went very well. They feel they have been able to remove what they need to of the bacteria and infected rea t this point.
Once he is stable consistently, we can begin the healing process. This will include up to twice daily treatments the Hyperbaric Chmber - but that is a new post.
It will be a long road. Thanks in advance for your prayers.