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Review for Sepsis Alliance, San Diego, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I developed Sepsis in April 2011 after the birth of my daughter. It was caused by retained placenta products that were not discovered until almost two weeks after the birth. I had hemorrhaged so many products got left behind and later became infected despite an antibiotics course after I was discharged home. I made lots of calls to the doctor during that time due to pain and constant fevers only to be told my estrogen levels were coming back down. Having never had a child prior, I never questioned it.
It was not until I spike a 105 temp, an emergency U/S was done and then a D&E was performed that the toxins were released into my bloodstream and I went into septic shock. An All Hands Code was called and streams of doctors and nurses came in and out of the room. I was finally moved to ICU and stabilized.
I discovered Sepsis Alliance when I was home looking for information to finally understand the depths of what happened and what could have resulted. It was harrowing at best. I am here and do whatever I can to raise awareness and funds for this fabulous group. It is amazing how few people really know what sepsis is.

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