Good news for the Central Georgia man battling flesh eating bacteria. He could be out of the hospital as soon as next week.
Paul Bales was moved out of ICU last week, according to his son Mike.
"He has been told that the infection has stopped. We've saved his, his amputation is below the knee," said Mike by phone Thursday
He contracted the bacteria over a month ago when he cut his leg on the dock at his Lake Sinclair home.
His son says the first couple of week's were scary, but they're ecstatic that he's made it through the worst part.
"They expect him to walk again with a prosthetic. He's been sitting up for a couple of hours each day in a chair, and we've actually got him a walker so he's scheduled to start walking around the hospital hopefully pretty soon," said Mike
He says his dad is ready to get back to his home and spend time with his family.