Dalton man setting national example for flesh-eating bacteria treatment

Dalton man setting national example for flesh-eating bacteria treatment

May 29th, 2012 by WRCB-TV Channel 3 in Local - Breaking News

Billy Rice of Dalton

Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Times Free Press.

DALTON, GA - Billy Rice barely had a foot left, after a flesh-eating disease took hold. His doctor is making medical history with his treatment that saved rice from amputation.

Bobby Rice says it all started when he cut his foot after stepping on a piece of glass last summer. Not thinking anything of it, he super glued the cut and went on. A few weeks later, it was badly infected and his doctor diagnosed him with Necrotizing Faciitis, which is also known as a flesh eating bacteria.

"It just looked like something you see in a horror picture. I mean, it didn't look real. Then I knew. I said I was afraid I was going to lose my foot and my leg," Bobby Rice said.

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