A 68-year old Florida man was discharged from the hospital on July 29 after he was admitted with a contraction of flesh-eating bacteria on his buttocks. This Florida man is Mike O’Grady, who returned from a trip to the Florida Panhandle in May and noticed what appeared to be a boil on his buttocks. In the beginning, Mike thought that it was just a regular boil and decided not to go to the doctor. But it was no regular boil and it got worse with every passing day. After three weeks of excruciating pain, the Florida Man decided to finally go to the hospital, from where he was discharged on July 29.
“It was very, very intense,” O’Grady shared. “I mean, my buttocks were swollen up.” He spent two weeks at Citrus Memorial Hospital. His wife posted an emotional message on Facebook, letting the people close to the family know about her husband’s condition. She wrote, “As many of you may know Mike has been in the hospital battling terrible infections since last Wednesday night June 27th, he will remain in the hospital until they are confident the infection is gone.” She asked all the people to pray for the speedy recovery of her husband.
Mike O’Grady told the news channels that during his time at the hospital, six surgeries were performed in as many days to ensure that none of the infectious bacteria remained in his buttocks. He said, “They took my digestive system out and inspected it to make sure there was nothing necrotizing on it and then put it all back in.” Mike explained that he had got shots for lower back pain management shortly before he went to the trip. “The bacteria got in, possibly, most likely through this slight little tiny injection site where the steroids were put in. The bacteria got in through those pinhole-type injections.”