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Comment from: mona, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 16

My husband was septic and was treated with Levaquin.

Comment from: Hilary, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 10

My husband is at this moment very ill with it, he has had a water infection time after time over the past 15 years and the antibiotics have been masking but not clearing the infections .Thank god we had a descent emergency doctor tend to him over the weekend and got him admitted to the hospital. Hopefully he will have a full recovery.

Comment from: enkay, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: April 27

My 74 year old mum developed sepsis. She was admitted to hospital when I called an ambulance but died within 24 hours of multiple organ failure.

Comment from: ShaNayNay, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 24

I had been diagnosed with pneumonia in my right lung. I have no fever, 98% oxygen level, normal blood pressure, cough, short of breath and a lot of sinus drainage. I went home. Two hours later I was developing a sharp pain on my right side in the kidney area. I checked in to the ER. I was admitted to a regular room. About 4 hrs later I was in ICU w/ blood pressure of 60/42. I had developed sepsis that fast! I spent 3 days in ICU, had to have my right lung drained (which is very painful) and spent a total of 10 days in the hospital. There was no indication to get to the ER until the pain in my side started, and even then I just thought I had pulled something coughing. Had my friend not been there I would have just gone to lie down. Pneumonia can be the silent killer, so watch for any additional symptoms and do not ignore them!

Comment from: Princess, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 23

I just got out of the hospital after 7 days of being treated for sepsis. I was on IVs for 7 days, and 2 antibiotics day and night. I had all the symptoms and my husband called 911 for the paramedics to take me to the emergency room. I really didn't realize just how serious my condition was. I wish I knew how to prevent getting it again.

Comment from: Linda B, Female (Caregiver) Published: February 22

All I know is this infection Sepsis is a bad boy for sure. My mother-in-law age 83 got it from a tooth extraction back in November and has taken antibiotic after antibiotic. She has had all the symptoms that you all have mentioned.

Comment from: SepsisSurvivor, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 06

I'd like to add another cause: broken placenta that was left in the uterus for two weeks and became infected. It was not until it was removed via D&E that some of the toxins entered the bloodstream and caused the septic shock I experienced. Treatment was aggressive IV treatment and a stay in the ICU. I fortunately recovered but it was close.

Published: May 19

I got this infection after surgery. I had all the symptoms listed here. This is no fun for sure! I had a high fever and uncontrollable shakes throughout my body. I had it for just under 48 hours. My doctor tried 3 antibiotics! The third one kicked it!

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