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Shellfish Infection Takes Legs

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My daughter Katie Scully got a bacteria infection ,Vibrio Vulnificas is a deadly shellfish infection. Katie was in critical condition and on life support for almost ‭ 3 weeks in Memorial Hospital. Her doctors called her recovery a miracle. Sadly she had to have her legs amputated below the knee.Katie is two months shy of 26. She was living in Savannah with hopes of finishing her school at SCAD. Katie is a talented artist with a loving spirit. I believe Katie will overcome this setback in time. I am asking for your support to help through the financial hardship caused by this infection. Thank you . Bob Scully
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Hi, I hope your doing well.

Katie got her second prosthetic on March 29. She wore it for one day,with little activity,and her wound blistered and reopened. It will be about another month or so before she will get to use it. The good news is she will be working with a new Doctor who specializes in amputee recovery in Allentown Pa.
Katie continues to remain upbeat. We recently attended amputee awareness day at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown. This day provided great insight to the many possibilities that lie ahead. She has joined some support groups and is thinking about using her artistic talents in the design and making of prosthetics. More will be revealed in each passing day.
Thank you and God bless!
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Hello all, it’s March 8th and we have two feet of snow but that’s not going to damper our spirits!
Recently Katie was able to get the prescription for her temporary right prosthetic. Though it took longer to heal than we had hoped, her right leg is all set for a fitting next week. There is still some swelling but with the help of a healthy diet and limb shrinkers we Have hopes of obtaining a completed prosthetic by March 28th.
Once she gets this she will have some hard work ahead of her and will have to completely relearn how to walk. I am sure with her determination and persistence you will see her up and about walking around this spring!
I hope you are all doing well, and on the behalf of all of us thank you again for the support and kindness you have shown. If we could be of any assistance to you please do not hesitate to call.

Thank you again for all that you have done for us and our daughter!
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It’s February 1st and we got some more good news from our visit to the wound doctor today. Katie’s open wound closed about 50% from two weeks ago. He thinks we can be looking for a prosthetic fitting in about a month. She is working hard with her physical therapist and on her own. She continues to amaze me with her positive outlook and inner strength. She beams when she thinks about walking and moving forward. She speaks frequently about her gratitude for the support and love of the many wonderful people in her life.
Thank you for all you have done. You have carried all of us.
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Happy belated New Year,
We would like to wish you a healthy and peaceful New Year. We had a wonderful holiday being home and enjoying our family time together. We have been busy establishing new doctors for Katie. Her right leg is healing well. She doesn’t need the wound vac and we are hopeful for a complete close in 8-10 weeks.
Katie continues to stay positive and her attitude amazes me daily. She realized are her challenges are not only physical but mental and spiritual.
( something we all have in common).
We don’t know how Katie got this infection. Her memory is weak in the days preceding her hospitalization. I saw in USA Today on January 8 , 2018 a woman died from the same infection from eating raw oysters. We urge you to consider What can happen if you eat raw oysters.
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