Councilmember Bob Jarman was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph Hospital/Peace Health in Bellingham on Jan. 27 for what now has been diagnosed as an aggressive bacterial infection – Strep A, commonly known as “flesh eating bacteria.”
Jarman extends his deep appreciation for Dr. Gossom and staff at the San Juan Island Peace Health Hospital and the EMS Flight Crew, who got him to the hospital in time to receive life saving treatment.
In a statement regarding his condition, Jarman wrote, “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 also wrote that he is 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,” he said.