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Comment from: redhead101, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 30

I went in for the removal of veins in my legs to reduce swelling. Then it turned into lymphedema. Then it turned into sepsis. I spent next two years in hospital and nursing homes. I finally was taken out of the last nursing home, and my husband took me off most scripts, such as I call them "my crazy drugs" to help me sleep at night. I am much better now except for some mobility problems.

Comment from: Kathy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 22

I went into the outpatient part of the local hospital to have a routine test done and ended up in the recovery room hearing words like "I can't get her stats up." I was told I had aspirated pneumonia. Luckily one of the hospital doctors noticed that I was shaking and could not breathe. She took a blood culture that showed I had Staph in my blood. I was in the hospital for 6 days.

Comment from: Lmanzo, 45-54 Female Published: September 30

I was in ICU for six weeks on life support. I was in ICU for another six weeks to recoup, and then I was in a regular room for two weeks. Sepsis has been the worst experience of my life. I will never be the same.

Comment from: noahsark, 25-34 Male (Caregiver) Published: August 23

My son passed away due to this. He suffered from colitis and was admitted to hospital for treatment. He was given steroids to help his intestines. Instead it weakened them and a small tear appeared and it leaked into his blood. Everything started shutting down. His doctor did not notice this until it was too late.

Comment from: ebfarias, 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 22

My husband had a prostate biopsy and within three days, he was in ICU. He was septic. After almost a month in ICU, he came home. He still has the infection and he had been on a lot of different antibiotics. When he finished his medications, within three days the sepsis is back. He is now on two weeks of IV antibiotics. No one seems to know what to do.

Comment from: Ben, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: February 11

I had at first pain in my right hip along with feeling crappy for two weeks then one night at work I became very ill, and was sent home, laid around all day, then all of a sudden began to shake uncontrollably. I immediately was taken to the ER, and after numerous tests and blood test they discovered sepsis. I was put in ICU for four days and remained in the hospital for two weeks on constant antibiotics. When I was released I had a pic line in my arm for antibiotics once a day plus pill form also. It's been five months since. So far, so good.

Comment from: Shelly, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 14

My dear friend 40 years of age is septic as we speak. She had a hysterectomy due to several masses and she has stage 3 ovarian cancer. She underwent chemotherapy, and since, she has had one infection after another. She has been hospitalized four times to now find out she has sepsis, and a fistula due to surgery. She is currently home and has to take 12hr IV therapy of antibiotics/nutrients. She cannot eat for six weeks!

Comment from: 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: July 31

Ertapenem - an antibiotic.

Comment from: harvey 39, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 03

My mother was 72 and had several health issues but I was so shocked when she just felt like she had a virus and it turned into septic shock and took her from us this June 14 2012. She started feeling a little nauseated and had diarrhea. She felt cool to me but she said she was warm. She didn't eat or drink much as I tried to get her to. She refused to go the hospital for she said it was a virus going around. When I finally got her to go it was just within three days and she passed. Her blood pressure was low. She finally had to have a breathing tube. If I had known the signs of septic shock, maybe I could have gotten her some help and maybe she would be here today.


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