Thursday, August 9 2012 10:14 AM EDT2012-08-09 14:14:21 GMT
woman fighting a flesh-destroying disease is refusing to take pain medications during some procedures, partly because of her personal convictions. The father of Aimee Copeland says his daughter despisesMore >
A woman fighting a flesh-eating bacteria underwent an additional muscle/skin graft on Friday, bringing her one step closer to rehab, according to her father.More >
AUGUSTA, GA (CBS ATLANTA) -
A young Georgia woman battling a flesh-eating disease has begun incorporating pain medication into her ongoing treatment and recovery.
In a blog post, Aimee Copeland's father Andy Copeland said since her most recent skin graft surgery Friday, the use of several medications has become necessary.
"She occasionally cries from the pain, but she stops because crying hurts her stomach," Andy Copeland said in the post.
Aimee still found the strength to wish her father well on his special day Sunday.
Andy Copeland wrote, "She looked at me with sad, raised eyebrows and whispered softly, 'Daddy?' 'Yes honey?' I answered. 'Happy Father's Day,' she said as her sadness withered into a faint smile."
Aimee, 24, was upgraded from critical to serious condition at Doctors Hospital of Augusta on Tuesday.
Copeland developed necrotizing fasciitis after cutting her leg in a May 1 fall from a homemade zip line over a west Georgia river. Her left leg, right foot and both hands have been amputated.
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >
Friday, May 17 2013 6:05 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:05:44 GMT
A metro Atlanta woman said a snake bite cost her an arm and a leg financially. Lisa Zambito killed a copperhead snake like this one in her driveway a couple of weeks ago. "The head moved as I pickedMore >
A metro Atlanta woman said a snakebite cost her an arm and a leg - financially. More >
Friday, May 17 2013 11:23 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:23:46 GMT
With no state lottery in Alabama, and a buzz about the largest Powerball Jackpot in history, people are gassing up their cars, getting out cash and heading to Georgia. CBS Atlanta News caught up withMore >
With no state lottery in Alabama, and a buzz about the largest Powerball Jackpot in history, people are gassing up their cars, getting out cash and heading to Georgia.More >
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:38 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:38:31 GMT
Should a company be allowed to patent human genes? This is a question some experts are asking in light of actress Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy. Jolie had it done after a genetic test showed sheMore >
Should a company be allowed to patent human genes? This is a question some experts are asking in light of actress Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy. More >