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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Aimee Copeland: Flesh-eating bacteria Georgia victim improving

(CNN) -- The doctors for Aimee Copeland are promising a "roller coaster ride of highs and lows" in the coming weeks and months as she struggles against a rare flesh-eating bacteria, her father said.

"Each day, we claim some small victory," Andy Copeland wrote Tuesday evening in his blog that details his daughter's battle. "We don't have to see physical progress, we seem to take comfort from simple words, silly actions and quiet moments."

Aimee Copeland, who has been on life support since May 4, is in intensive care at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Georgia.

"Personally I don't like the roller coaster analogy," Andy Copeland said on a website run by the University of West Georgia Psychology Department, where Aimee is a graduate student. "The best part of a roller coaster ride is when you are falling, because although it can be terrifying, it is extremely exhilarating. Sooner or later, the ride has to slow down and crest another incline." Read More