Orange County Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Derry Dunn continues on the road to recovery, and could be back home this week.
12News spoke to Dunn over the phone from his Houston hospital room, where he's under the care of an infectious disease control medical team.
A flesh-killing bacteria infected Dunn's right leg, and he's been on antibiotics the past nine days.
Dunn believes he was exposed to the bacteria while in the waters of Crystal Beach.
Dunn says he could either be released late Monday or early Tuesday.
He'll continue treatment at home.