William Shine, the Macon man who may be infected with the flesh-eating bacteria, today had his fourth surgery.
That's according to his brother Barry Shine.
He says his brother remains in critical condition and is still fighting for his life.
William shine has an abdominal infection and Barry says every time the doctors get one step ahead, the bacteria seems to come back.
Last week, Barry told us that doctors initially diagnosed his brother with flesh-eating bacteria, but later backed off on that diagnosis. Today he says they're still not sure.
Family members of 40-year-old William Shire from Macon say doctors at the Coliseum Medical Center diagnosed him with flesh-eating bacteria Wednesday night.
Barry Shire says his brother had complained of hemorrhoids the weekend before, but was sent home after visiting the Medical Center of Central Georgia Monday.
Late Friday, Barry says doctors are reconsidering their initial diagnosis of his brother's condition.
He says his brother did not have any open wounds in the area.
Wednesday night, Barry says he took William to the Coliseum Medical Center, and he had surgery that night and again on Thursday to remove infected tissue from his abdomen.
He says doctors told the family they expect to perform several more surgeries and Shire will remain sedated and on a ventillator until at least Saturday.