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Judge Dunn's family says no more surgery necessary for treatment of flesh-eating bacteria

HOUSTON - The family of Orange County Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Derry Dunn tells KFDM News surgeons at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston have told them he won't need more surgery while he's undergoing treatment for flesh-eating bacteria.

The judge believes he contracted it at a family reunion at Crystal Beach at the end of July. He said doctors at Baptist Orange Hospital thought there was a possibility they'd have to amputate his leg, but surgery to remove tissue and antibiotics made that unnecessary.

Here are emails from the family to KFDM:

From Mark just now---- Surgery team just came by. No more surgery. Out of the woods there. Now wound care, antibiotics, and time. Good news!

From Jane Dunn/Wife of Derry Dunn Houston Medical Center is an incredible place! Quite a well-oiled machine :)... All levels of "doctor minions" .... what a pecking order :). They are all so interesting and all have an opinion about this. But this is what the big guys say: not that bad compared to others they have seen recently, some from the same beach area. Most likely no more surgeries but they are leaving all options open. Apparently necrotizing fasciitis occurs in stages ---- starts with general flu-like symptoms followed by bacterial cellulitis which can then attack the muscle and go rampant. Potentially leads to a bad outcome, ie amputation or death. The quick response of Baptist Hospital in Orange at the very least saved his leg --- and at the most saved his life. Now it's just wound care and continued iv antibiotics.....possibly until early next week. Bottom line --- guardedly good, slow road ahead. Keep him in your prayers because that is working for sure. Much love to all. :)


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