Lana Kuykendall, the South Carolina woman infected with flesh-eating bacteria shortly after giving birth to twins more than two months ago, was released from the hospital Tuesday.
Kuykendall was released from Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina, 68 days after being diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis, according to the website faithhopelana.com.
The day after she got her healthy twin babies home from the hospital, she noticed what looked like a bruise on her leg. Kuykendall, a nurse and paramedic, inspected it closely and thought it might be a blood clot. She had her husband, a firefighter and EMT, take her to the hospital, where doctors recognized what was happening and rushed her into surgery.
She has undergone more than 20 surgical procedures, including skin grafts and reconstructive surgery. But she did not require any amputations, as recently occurred in the case of 24-year-old Aimee Copeland of Georgia, who lost her hands, a leg and a foot as a result of the infection.
The CNN Wire Staff contributed to this report.