update #3 (in a nutshell she was tranfered to a tertiary hospital last night./early this am and went to OR with general surgery/ortho/plastics/GYN. Today they had to amputate part of her leg and may/will have to amputate the rest soon. This is her caring bridge site. I'm so sad for her! But overall she is stable and should survive....
the infection seems to have stopped and she is off BP support meds and the swelling has gone down. Things are looking a lot more hopeful! She will have a long road ahead since they have debrided out a lot of her thighs etc and she is still on the ventilator... but overall a fantastic turn around (she had been given a 30% chance of survival)...
she is a little better this evening. Her husband is a little more hopeful. Thanks for all the P+PT!
I have a friend from nursing school who I still sort of work with (I'm a house coordinator, he's an ED charge nurse). His wife had their 3rd baby 4 days ago and she now is in CCU with necrotizing fascititis-she is in very, very bad shape. It's bizare-she had a very quick vaginal birth, no complications but now is critically ill. So if you have any P+PT to send their way I'm sure they would appreciate it. They have a 5 yo and a 2.5 yo and now an infant..