GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.-
A Delta man is fighting for his life while doctors in Denver work feverishly to save him from what they are calling a flesh-eating condition.
Rick Graham's family met with NewsChannel 5 in Grand Junction on Tuesday while on their way to see their father.
Graham was rushed to Denver University's burn unit after spending the weekend in intensive care at Saint Mary's Hospital, where doctors only gave him a 10 percent chance to live.
"They removed all the muscle and tissue on the left side of his body all the way over into his kidneys," explained Tabatha Lightner, Graham's daughter. "They really went into everything and cut it all out. He died on the table once; they brought him back. They kept doing the surgery because it was so severe, but as fast as they were doing it, the infection had already spread through so much of his body."
Lightner also speculated the infection may have come from a dirt biking accident, after which Graham could have had some wood pieces left in his arm.
Specialists at Denver University have not ruled this option out, but they also have not yet determined an official cause.
Before Graham was flown to Denver doctors at Saint Mary's also speculated his condition could have come from a spider bite.
Graham, a father of eight, was turned away from a hospital in Salt Lake City because he does not have insurance.
Graham remains in critical condition in Denver.
Anyone who would like to aid the family can go to Tabatha Lightner's facebook page