WALB TV reports today that Faye Bryant was transferred to the intermediate intensive care unit at Archbold Memorial Hospital last Saturday after her condition continued to get worsen.  The Bryant’s ate at the Barbecue Pit Steak And Seafood restaurant in Moultrie 3 weeks ago. Health investigators say beef served at the popular restaurant is the source of an E. coli outbreak in Colquitt County.

According Faye Bryant’s daughter, Mrs. Bryant is now in a semi-conscious state…. Her kidneys’ are working from 0 to 10%…. She goes everyday to dialysis…. She has to have plasma exchange and platelets…. Her platelets just got up today so she won’t have to have that anymore…. They found out she’s having mini-seizures. All from this.

Post-diarrheal Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D+HUS) is a severe, life-threatening complication that occurs in about 10% of those infected with E. coli O157:H7 or other Shiga toxin (Stx) producing E. coli. D+HUS was first described in 1955, but was not known to be secondary to E. coli infections until 1982. It is now recognized as the most common cause of acute kidney failure in infants and young children. Adolescents and adults are also susceptible, as are the elderly who often succumb to the disease.