DESTIN, Florida (WKRG) – A family holiday that people remember for the wrong reasons.
A few years ago, a 12-year-old Indiana girl suffered a rare carnivorous disease on Destin beach.
It's a nightmare that this mother just can not believe she's alive. In a minute, her baby is healthy and moving normally. Next time, she's in the hospital, where she performs multiple surgeries and fights for her life.
What should be a family vacation, "hoping to have a great time and enjoy the warm weather and the beach," said Mother Michelle Brown.
Turned quickly to the worst.
"Going to bed on a Sunday and your daughter is fine and she wakes up on Monday morning and she's sick," Brown said.
Brown said when they arrived in Destin on June 7th. It stormed the first days of their vacation.
Fortunately, the storms passed and allowed them to save their journey. And finally on the beach.
"The waves were extremely high. Too dangerous to get into the water. They had people patrolling the beach to keep people away from the water. We were allowed to go in only ankle deep.
You did just that to make the most of the situation. But what happens next has shaken her world. [MONDAY] We're waking up to start our day on Monday, and Kylie wakes up and has pain in the calf on the right leg, Brown said. Suppose it could only be one Charlie Horse, they continued their day approximately. The next day, Kylie's pain reached an unusual climax. Cripples her from walking.
"At that point, I had to lay her on my back and carry her around."
On the way back to Indianapolis, Brown called her doctor to make an appointment.
"You notice she's in a lot of pain But they can not pinpoint what's going on.
The doctor asked Brown to go home, pack a bag, and take Kylie to the emergency room. In the meantime, Kylie's condition escalated.
"During the MRI scan, they noticed on her calf that the infection had spread quite rapidly in her body and went through quickly," Brown said.
The doctors noticed a bag The risk of infection lay behind Kylie's knee and made her condition critical. Kylie was diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis, a very rare carnivorous disease.
"She was placed in emergency surgery to remove the infection from her leg. And they're trying to save her leg and her because the infection is going so fast, "Brown said.
Days of surgery and many months of therapy ahead, just so Kylie can learn to walk again. [1
"There are warning signs. But when you see the warning signals, your body is teeming and it can do very, very quickly damage. "
Kylie is home now and tells me that this was one of the most traumatic experiences ever made. Her mother says she hurt herself on a skateboard before she left for Destin, and she thinks she's been infected with the disease this way.