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Comment from: mom and caregiver, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: October 18

My 36-year old daughter was sick for seven days with chills, fevers (104), constant coughing. She was spitting up blood, and had a blotchy red rash on her thighs. Yesterday, she went to hospital, and after blood tests and chest x-ray, the diagnosis was bacterial pneumonia. The things that really puzzle me are the bloody stuff she is coughing up and the large and itchy rash on her thighs.

Comment from: Kristin, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 12

I got sepsis due to a hole being left in my bile duct. I was in a coma 16 days in the ICU and spent a total of 6 weeks in the hospital. I was literally sliced in half twice in one week because the infection had spread and I also had a tracheotomy. When I got back to work 3 people told me they knew someone that had died from sepsis! I thank God I am alive!

Comment from: faith, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 20

My sepsis was treated in the ER. I didn't realize how much danger I was in.

Comment from: Angie, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 30

I had no idea I was even sick, but I was septic and I was put on life support for nine days. I woke up in the ICU.

Comment from: DJ1973, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 01

I had initial symptoms of bladder infection, but two days later had fever with sharp pain in lower right side. The ER doctor thought surely it was appendicitis, but ended up being severe UTI that went septic into bloodstream and kidneys. They started me on IV fluids and antibiotics then admitted me for "observation. If my daughter had not taken me to ER, the doctor said they would not have been able to save me even 6-8 hours later.

Comment from: Mandroid, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 01

My sepsis was treated with heavy duty antibiotics. I had an IV port for over three months. I spent about a month and a half in the hospital.

Comment from: nona, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 05

My husband went to ER with fever, shakes, very low blood pressure a very red swollen foot and a very painful lower back. The doctors told him it was arthritis and sent him home. I took him back two days later and they still wanted to send him home for arthritis. I made them take a better look at his foot and after cutting it open and finding out he had a bacterial infection they finally admitted him. He is septic, has all the symptoms and the doctors want to know why he is so lethargic. He's still in the hospital. It'll be five days tomorrow and he is still not out of the woods. I really would like to transfer him to a better hospital and will be looking into it soon. I am not impressed with these doctors. I'm just hoping it won't be too late for my husband.

Published: June 21

I went to the ER with what I thought was a Kidney Stone. I actually had a severe UTI. Of course they did a bunch of blood work and found I had Sepsis! My blood pressure dropped and my temp went up to 104.6. I was kept in ICU overnight and was given IV Fluids and IV antibiotics. I was released after 2 days and was sent home with a script for Cipro! I was never under the impression that I was deathly ill until I went for a follow up with my PCP a week later and she informed me that I came close to dying!!!

Comment from: MercyMercy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 15

My mother died two years ago from sepsis following a minor orthopedic procedure. She was 83 and had some health issues but she went into the hospital still ambulatory and active and left dying before Hurricane Ike was about to hit us here in Houston. I pleaded for them to take her to another hospital and they sent her home. She had the low blood pressure (after years of high blood pressure), low heart rate, rapid breathing, strange dreams and talking in her sleep. I know now she was septic. When a doctor finally agreed to sign her death certificate - after 2 weeks - it said the primary reason for death was sepsis.

Comment from: Dimples, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 24

My daughter had an infected tooth pulled. Two days later she became extremely ill with high fever, low blood pressure and chills. I immediately took her to the emergency and she was put in ICU. She recovered and is back to normal after 16 days of being hospitalized. I am very scared that it may reoccur, or some other infection. I advise all others to take your family member to the emergency when you experience any of these symptoms mentioned earlier. It is a deadly infection if it is not treated properly or early. Do not wait a day or minute or try to use at home remedy. Sepsis needs lots of serious antibiotics and intense care.

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