Man Recovering from Vibrio
Dick Empson continues to battle a case of the flesh eating bacteria vibrio, which put him in critical condition on Wednesday.
Empson lost his leg to the bacteria. As of yesterday, he has been removed from the ventilator. He became infected while vacationing near Gulfport last weekend.
News 25 spoke with his niece, Elizabeth Daggett. She updated us on his condition. “They packed the car to return home to Baton Rouge. He told my aunt that he really needed to go see a doctor. By 3 a.m. Tuesday morning, doctors came in and said ‘we have part of his test back and we need to amputate.’”