Kelly Simms, daughter of Knotty Pine doctor "Doc" Simms, is seriously ill from an unknown illness. Kelly began feeling tired earlier this week, and her entire body ached. Thinking that she merely had the flu, Kelly took off work to rest and recuperate. Her temperature began to rise as a severe fever set in. Doc realized Kelly's fever was more than just a bad case of the flu. Doc took Kelly to Knotty Pine Hospital for observation and testing. Tests could not determine the type of infection causing Kelly's suffering. Hospital doctors began administering strong antibiotics with no change in Kelly's condition. Fearing for her life, Kelly's doctors have chosen to life-flight her to Central City Medical Center for more extensive testing and for a broader range of antibiotics.
The GAZETTE will follow Kelly Simms' fever from her unknown condition, and we will report any changes in her condition and updates from her doctors.