San Juan County Council member Bob Jarman says he is set to be "cut loose" by the doctors Thursday, February 13. He has been receiving treatment at St. Joseph Hospital/Peace Health for an aggressive bacterial infection - Strep A, commonly known as "flesh eating bacteria."
This is the longest he's been off the island since 1991, he said.
He was medevacued to the Bellingham Hospital Monday January 27, 2014.
In a statement regarding his condition, Mr. Jarman writes "I will be in the hospital most of this week while I continue on a program of intensive antibacterial treatment to help balance out all systems. Talking on the phone has not been possible, but I have been keeping up with emails and texts through family members. I want to thank everyone for their thoughts and good wishes through this ordeal."
Jarman extends his deep appreciation for Dr. Gossom and staff at the Peace Island Medical Center and the EMS Flight Crew, who got him to the hospital in time to receive life saving treatment.
Regarding his prognosis, Jarman states "please know that I am on the road to recovery. I will keep up with county issues and continue working closely with my fellow councilmembers. I will see you all soon."