Amy’s Story

Site created on June 18, 2019

Welcome to Amy's CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep her family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate all of your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.

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Journal entry by Jill howard

Prayers continue to be answered! 🙏🙌
Posted by Amy on a national AANP study FB page yesterday...

"I passed the AANP exam today!!! This was so much more than a test for me. It was a demonstration of determination, faith and will-power just like the rest of 2019. You see, 6 months ago I got a Strep A bacteremia (from yard work) which turned into Necrotizing Fasciitis, Septic Shock, DIC and ARDS . I spent the summer in the ICU on a vent and ECMO with 10 surgeries to save my life. I did end up having my right index finger and 1/3 of my left leg amputated due to emboli and infection. I was using a wheelchair and walker through the beginning of October but am now walking on my own. This was completely random. I was totally healthy before this and on my very last week of clinicals in my NP program. The word “miracle” has been used more than once by the MDs and Nurses who took care of me as well as others in my community regarding my recovery. I was told it would be a year before I would be back to “normal.” Well, here I am now back to my normal life with my husband and 3 children, finished my clinicals and now passed my certification exam 6 months later!!! 🙌🙌🙌"
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