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Review for Sepsis Alliance, San Diego, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

In early December of 2016 I had sever sepsis and organ dysfunction. I cried to my mom in the ICU, “I don’t know if I can fight through this”. But I did and on Christmas Eve I was discharged to go home to my husband and daughter. But 11 months later I went back to the ER with a 105.5 fever. I had some GM seizures and after an MRI I went into septic shock. My heart rate plummeted from 80 bpm to 14 bpm. Alert and awake I felt my organs shutting down. This couldn’t have lasted more than 1-2 minutes and they had hung some meds to help my heart regulate. Seconds later and I would have lost my life. Both causes for sepsis remain unknown, however having Rheumatoid Arthritis, for 8 years I was on weekly chemotherapy and biweekly biological injections. Because of these immunosuppressants, I was not capable of recovering from whatever was invading my body. The Sepsis Alliance Group has been amazing to me and have provided educational material that I have been able to share with the Arthritis Foundation to help educate the millions of adults and children taking immunosuppressants warning them of the urgent dangers of sepsis and the warning signs that can save their lives. Please support the Sepsis Alliance, raise awareness and educate the world.

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