Bonnie Codier was a regular at Best Things in Beauty. If you are too, I’m sure that you noticed her comments from time to time. Bonnie won some every week contests I used to do, and when I could, I sent her boxes of makeup for fun.
She called me her fairy godmother. I cherished our romantic relationship. Bonnie was a very special person. I used the word “was” because she passed away yesterday after years of suffering with Mitochondrial Disease, an extremely rare, but dangerous disease that robs the body’s cells of energy. I had taken the next paragraph from her CaringBridge page to explain for you how horrible this disease is.
There is no remedy. Bonnie endured dozens of surgeries and acquired hospital admissions so long as seven and 11 months at a time (she celebrated multiple birthdays and holidays while an inpatient). She had a pacemaker and an implanted dual vascular slot and required daily IV medications, and fluid, oxygen therapy, a week and lab draws several times. She delayed motility gastroparesis and problems, and she was had by her gall bladder, spleen, thymus, and colon removed (prior to which to her had a loop ileostomy).
This disease affected every organ system in her body and triggered adrenal failing, polycystic ovarian disease, and kidney and autonomic problems as well. Due to her significantly impaired immunity, she required IVIG therapy every three weeks to help her battle infections, which become life-threatening often. Bonnie was struggling to walk for a long time due to profound muscle weakness, and was bed-bound, but used an electric wheelchair when she would have to be transported places. She also had chronic GI bleeding and required blood transfusions every 3 to 5 weeks. Her parents were her caregivers; her parents are saints. Despite her disabilities, Bonnie loved reading beauty blogs, entering contests, and writing.
I was impressed while I received long, handwritten words from her, characters I would not have had the energy to write. She was beyond special. Her courage was unrivaled. Unfortunately, she developed sepsis one last time and lost her struggle with this cruel disease. She asked the doctors to let her rest a few days, positive that rest would help her battle the infections raging in her body. They sedated her, and she rested. Her mom posted the next announcement on Facebook significantly less than 24 hours back, and I’ve cried since it was seen by me. Bonnie has fought the good fight, but her Mitochondrial Disease had taken so much from her body’s ability to fend off the sepsis.
She handed peacefully with her family all around her earlier this afternoon. We are heartbroken, but we know she actually is finally clear of the constant pain and it is dancing with god, the father in heaven. We will be arranging an ongoing service to commemorate her and her ministry to so many. Bonnie loved ballet. I’ve a mental picture of her, freed from her ailing body and returned to the one that liked to dance. I’m sure she is dancing in heaven with the angels. The struggling and pain she endured for so many years are gone, leaving her free as a butterfly. May she rest in peace. I send my deep and heartfelt sympathy to her family – and to the many friends she made at CaringBridge, among her medical teams, on the Internet, and in her home condition locally. Bonnie was an extremely special person.
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Drug-resistant strains can also cause a vicious type of pneumonia and even “flesh-eating” wounds. The CDC paid for the scholarly study, released in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine. Several authors have consulted for companies that produce antibiotics. Researchers analyzed all skin infections among adults who went to hospital emergency rooms in 11 U.S. August 2004. Of the 422 cases, 249, or 59 percent, were caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA.
Such bacteria are impervious to the penicillin family of drugs long used for treatment. The proportion of infections credited to MRSA ranged from 15 percent to as high as 74 percent in some hospitals. Dr. Buddy Creech, an infectious-disease specialist whose medical center had not been included in the research. The germ typically thrives in health-care settings where people have open wounds and tubes. But in recent years, outbreaks have occurred among prisoners, children, and athletes, with the germ spreading through skin contact or shared items such as towels. Dozens of individuals in Ohio, Kentucky, and Vermont got MRSA skin infections from tattoo designs recently.
The very good news: MRSA attacks contracted outside a hospital are simpler to treat. The study discovered that several antibiotics work against them, including some sulfa drugs that have been around for many years. Another research in the journal reports the effectiveness of Cubicin, an antibiotic recently approved to treat bloodstream infections and heart irritation caused by MRSA.
However, doctors need to test skin attacks to see what germ is leading to them, also to treat each one as if it were until test outcomes prove in any other case MRSA, researchers said. And, doctors need to lance the wound to eliminate bacteria rather than relying on a drug to get the job done. Gorwitz said. Often that is clearly a cure alone all, she said.