Zoe Gibbs, the Lakeland teenager whose lower left leg was severed in a watercraft collision April 24 on Lake Gibson, faces further amputation because of a persistent infection.
Gibbs said doctors plan to amputate Zoe’s left leg above the knee in a few days. She said that operation is complicated by the presence of a rod inserted into Zoe’s femur to stabilize the bone, which incurred a compound fracture in the collision.
Gibbs said doctors are awaiting laboratory tests to identify the infection.
Zoe, who has undergone eight operations, remained in the hospital’s intensive-care unit Wednesday.
Her condition was downgraded from fair to serious.
All at the Douglas Bader Foundation are thinking of you, Zoe, and wish you a successful operation and speedy recovery.