After spending more than two months in a Greenville hospital fighting off a flesh-eating bacterial infection, a new mother of two is heading home.
Lana Kuykendall, a paramedic, was admitted to Greenville Memorial Hospital on May 11 - days after giving birth two twins. She became concerned after she noticed a strip of dark skin on the back of a leg, which she thought was a blood clot.
After being admitted, doctors diagnosed Kuykendall with necrotizing fasciitis. She underwent 20 surgical procedures and other treatments, including skin grafts over 25 percent of her body. Once the infection was stopped, she was moved to a rehabilitation facility.