Aimee Copeland suffers worst pain of entire ordeal

ATLANTA (AP) – The father of a Georgia woman battling a flesh-destroying disease says his daughter has been suffering the worst pain of her entire ordeal. Andy Copeland says his daughter, Aimee, sometimes cries from the pain but stops because crying hurts her stomach. She had resisted taking pain medications in recent days. Andy Copeland said in a Father's Day post on his blog that she's now taking morphine and other medications, but they aren't enough to block severe pain, which has now spread beyond painful amputation sites.
The 24-year-old woman developed necrotizing fasciitis after cutting her leg in a fall May 1 from a homemade zip line over a west Georgia river. Her left leg, other foot and both hands have been amputated. She's being treated at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. © 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


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