Sep 29, 2019 Latest post:
Oct 10, 2019
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Tim had his left leg amputated below the knee due to infection in the bone on July 30 . Tim had worked hard to save this leg, but once the infection was in the bone, the only treatment was to remove the leg. It was a difficult decision, but once Tim made the decision, he was committed to recovering to the greatest extent possible. He made excellent progress after surgery and was transferred to the Rehab unit at Hennepin County. Tim was being monitored so he could be fit for a prosthetic. He went back home to 25th St and continued therapy and healing with tremendous help from his care team and especially his PCA/ Roommate Harley.
Tim entered HCMC on Monday September 23rd because of pain and infection in his good (right) leg. Upon arrival to the hospital, it was determined that Tim had Necrotizing Fasciitis - an aggressive bacteria that does not respond to antibiotics. It is not completely clear how Tim got this infection. Tim was told if he did not amputate the right leg, the bacteria/infection would spread throughout his body and he would not survive more than two days. Tim chose not to proceed with the high risk amputation. Since his decision, Tim has remained at HCMC and is now on day six since his diagnosis (the Drs say they do not have a crystal ball) Tim has been surrounded by many friends and family and so much love.