Published May 17, 2012
A new mother who delivered twins last week at Emory University Hospital Midtown in Atlanta is now battling flesh-eating bacteria in South Carolina, myFOXatlanta reported.
Lana Kuykendall is in critical but stable condition at Greenville Memorial Hospital. She was admitted little more than12 hours after coming home from Emory.
Lana's friend, Kayla Moon, was with her in Atlanta when she gave birth.
"She had about a 30 hour labor. She had the babies naturally like she wanted to. Abigail and Ian, a boy and a girl," said Moon.
A few days later, Lana was released and went home to South Carolina. The next morning she noticed an unusual spot on her leg.
"It kind of look like a bruise with a red outline," said Moon.
Friends said that when we first noticed the spot, it was about the size of her palm. Six hours later, after checking into Greenville Memorial Hospital, it was the size of a sheet of paper.
Doctors determined she had flesh-eating bacteria. They performed four surgeries in six days. Surgeons have removed tissue from her leg to keep the bacteria from spreading.