“For years, we at the NNFF could only offer emotional support to patients with this terrible disease and to their families,” said NNFF co-founder and executive director Jacqueline Roemmele. “But now, withNeutroPhase, we can offer real hope of an approach that can save lives and prevent patients from losing arms, legs and other body parts.”
Most people who get necrotizing fasciitis have other health problems that may lower their body’s ability to fight infection. Some of these conditions include diabetes, kidney disease, cancer, or other chronic health conditions that weaken the body’s immune system.
Another amazing survivor story!
“Henderson was stricken with necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh-eating bacteria in his right arm more than 10 years ago and was in a coma for nine days. When he awoke, he said his first request was for his guitar to see if he could still play. During his recovery, he learned how to rely more on his left-hand strumming the strings on the neck of the guitar and developed a unique and complicated style of playing.”
Read the entire article here: Pop Music Plans for Classical Guitarist – Laguna Local News.
This emotional story is playing out in the intensive care unit on the first floor of the hospital. The infection is so aggressive that it can take amputation to stop its spread. And a once-vibrant mother doesnt know yet whats happening to her.
So, The National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation came up with this cool graphic. I like it – I see God as the Superpower behind my survival. But, he’s more than a power, He’s a person and we have seen His glory in the face of Jesus Christ.
Anyway, why quibble? Maybe you don’t believe in God. But, those of us who have survived NF are just grateful to be alive and thankful for the caring, skilled hands of the physicians and caregivers who worked so hard to save us. We are also blessed by the support and prayers of family and friends — those other superheroes.
Back in September, I posed the question, “Are you a wound care expert?” At that time, I thought the hole on my Achilles tendon would take about 6 months to heal. In November, I was able to give an update, as the skin began to grow together. The wound has finally closed and I am back to walking around in flip-flops, even though it’s in the 30s or 40s outdoors. My wound care procedure has been tried and proven a number of times over the years: prayer, cleaning with warm soap and water alone, zinc impregnated gauze, and pressure — lots of pressure. Thank you all for keeping me in your thoughts and prayers. If you are suffering from a skin ulcer or similar condition, check out my earlier posts of links to wound care sites on the web.
Dr. John Crew has an amazing record. I wish this therapy was around in ’98.
The new treatment for NF was pioneered by Dr. John Crew, director of the Advanced Wound Care Center at Seton Medical Center in Daly City, CA. Dr. Crew has now overseen the use of NeutroPhase in the care of more than two dozen NF patients, such as Lori Madsen, Jared Hamilton and Michael Meillon. None of the patients he treated has died. None has lost a limb or any body part.
via Christmas Gift to People Worldwide Suffering From “Flesh Eating” Disease: NovaBay Pharmaceuticals and the National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation Will Offer New Life- and Limb-Saving Treatment At No Charge to Patients Worldwide – Yahoo Finance.
These folks came online just about the same time I took our story to the web. Check out their site !
The mission of The Lee Spark Necrotising Fasciitis (NF) Foundation is to help those whose lives have been affected by necrotising fasciitis and other severe streptococcal infections and medical staff who are involved with investigating, diagnosing and treating NF.