Flesh-eating bacteria victim Aimee Copeland finally agrees to painkillers following skin graft surgeryJune 19th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After undergoing skin graft surgery, Aimee Copeland, who is recovering from the effects of a flesh-eating infection, has finally agreed to take painkillers because of the severe pain that she is suffering.
She had initially refused medication during dressing changes for her skin grafts because of her beliefs against it. The pain had become so intense, that the health experts that are treating Copeland would have administered Morphine or other medication - in an intravenous drip.
For this reason, Copeland who has been fighting against necrotizing fasciitis since an accident she suffered in May has finally agreed to take painkillers. She was using meditation and holistic treatments to treat pain. She also has had trouble keeping solid foods down. In addition, vomiting causes her major pain.
As part of Copeland’s latest surgical procedure, the medical team was forced to take muscle from her abdomen, using it create a flap over the iliac artery in her groin for a skin graft. This resulted in intense pain in both areas.
Copeland’s father has stated that despite the tremendous pain she is suffering, his daughter is in the best possible spirits, and wished him a Happy Father’s Day.
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