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    lyndsey7513@yahoo.co.uk reacted to Balley77 in Loss of Oliver.   
    I am so sorry to hear what you went through Terry. It is frightening how quickly Sepsis strikes, and there is such a small window of opportunity to treat it. If that window is missed or overlooked, it has devastating outcomes.
     
    Things are obviously still ongoing with you at the moment, and still very raw. 
     
    I am sure you know that we are all with you on this one, and if there is anything we can do, please just ask or PM.
     
    Sarah
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    lyndsey7513@yahoo.co.uk reacted to Dcarson in Loss of Oliver.   
    I'm so sorry to hear this Terry, it's tragic. Thank you for sharing your story about Oliver. 
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    lyndsey7513@yahoo.co.uk got a reaction from Dcarson in Loss of Oliver.   
    Hi Terry,
     
    I am so sorry to hear about your great loss. This is really bad. The hospitals struggle to detect sepsis it seems. I am a sepsis survivor, I had sepsis in April this year, mine started as a viral infection, then within 2 weeks had turned in to double pneumonia and sepsis, the hospital A & E Department, failed to recognise I had sepsis and released me after 1 hour, I was told my the A & E Doctor to stop worrying and just relax, she failed to spot my prurple rash on my face which I pointed out to her, my heart rate was up, my blood pressure low, I had all the signs of sepsis on that day I went to A & E, I could not stand up, this was on the Friday day, they performed an X ray, which she told me was clear, gave me anti bitoics and sent me home. It turned out I had pneumonia on the Friday and sepsis, I went home I was severely tired, no appetite at all, not really drinking as such apart from taking medication. I was vomitting bile.
     
    Consequently, the next day on Saturday by lunchtime I couldnt walk I was in a deep sleep, not drinking, severly dehydrated, my mother was over that day and called an ambulance as I became unresponsive completely, couldnt move, Paramedic came, he spotted sepsis immediately, which the doctor failed to recognise the previous day, my heart rate was very high, I was tachycardic, could have arrested at any time apparently, he couldnt get an IV line in, my blood had started to coagulate in arms, they rushed me into resus, where doctors were waiting for me, within 20 minutes they had an IV line in my arm, bloods were taken straight away for cultures, an x ray was performed straight away and revealed I had severe pneumonia, the doctors were talking and saying that I should not have been released the day before and was very lucky to respond to the anti bitoics, I was on a heart monitor all night and blood pressure was very low, but monitored every half an hour, I was placed in an acute ward and constantly monitored. My body like your son's was very swollen all over, severe rash,temperasture of 104 degrees, struggling to breathe etc.
     
    I was in hospital for 4 days, then released with a lot of antibiotics. To cut a long story short. I did lodge a complaint against the hospital and the doctor that treated me. I have had my complaints meeting with hospital Consultants and clinical director in July this year, I went into the meeting armed with research from British Medical Journal, to which they could not argue with, I can honestly say, that the Consultant over A & E and clinical director admitted I had sepsis on the Friday when released home, they also stated that I was very lucky to be alive the following day, they admitted negligence in front of my son & myself, which was a victory to me. I have since had all of this in writing from the hospital and signed by chief executive of the hospital.
     
    Since my case had been discussed at the hospital big meetings they have with all departments, they have now rolled out training now across the hospital with all departments raising awareness of sepsis and used me as their case study, I have had apologies from Consultants in person and stated they had failed me. It is not very often that hospitals admit in person and in writing that they were wrong. I now have lung problems now in my right lung and my lung has collapsed and struggle to breathe and get very out of breathe now, compromising my health now, but I am alive and very grateful but feel anger also as I was a very healthy 45 year old.
     
    Also, the Doctor who treated my and failed to diagnose sepsis, turns out to be Romanian,I asked the Consultants where she had done her medical training and it was in Romania not in the UK which I am not a predujiced person, however the hospital have now sent her for re training over at University Hospital in a large City, which I will not name for libel or legal reasons or even state which hospital this was at, apart from it was in the West Midlands area.
     
    My advice would be question, question, question, the hospitals as to why this was not detected earlier as you need those answers otherwise you will not heal emotionally until you have those answers, my thoughts are with you at this difficult time and your family and you will get a lot of help and support on this site from survivors but also from people who have lost love ones, I read a post the other night on here about a little girl who died, when I read it I was in tears they would not stop and I have tears in my eyes from your story too.. But ultimately, there needs to be more awareness of this silent killer and I will do what I can to raise this awareness. Feel free to contact me if you need any more advice. Take care.
     
    Lyndsey x
     
     
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    lyndsey7513@yahoo.co.uk got a reaction from Terry in Loss of Oliver.   
    Hi Terry,
     
    I am so sorry to hear about your great loss. This is really bad. The hospitals struggle to detect sepsis it seems. I am a sepsis survivor, I had sepsis in April this year, mine started as a viral infection, then within 2 weeks had turned in to double pneumonia and sepsis, the hospital A & E Department, failed to recognise I had sepsis and released me after 1 hour, I was told my the A & E Doctor to stop worrying and just relax, she failed to spot my prurple rash on my face which I pointed out to her, my heart rate was up, my blood pressure low, I had all the signs of sepsis on that day I went to A & E, I could not stand up, this was on the Friday day, they performed an X ray, which she told me was clear, gave me anti bitoics and sent me home. It turned out I had pneumonia on the Friday and sepsis, I went home I was severely tired, no appetite at all, not really drinking as such apart from taking medication. I was vomitting bile.
     
    Consequently, the next day on Saturday by lunchtime I couldnt walk I was in a deep sleep, not drinking, severly dehydrated, my mother was over that day and called an ambulance as I became unresponsive completely, couldnt move, Paramedic came, he spotted sepsis immediately, which the doctor failed to recognise the previous day, my heart rate was very high, I was tachycardic, could have arrested at any time apparently, he couldnt get an IV line in, my blood had started to coagulate in arms, they rushed me into resus, where doctors were waiting for me, within 20 minutes they had an IV line in my arm, bloods were taken straight away for cultures, an x ray was performed straight away and revealed I had severe pneumonia, the doctors were talking and saying that I should not have been released the day before and was very lucky to respond to the anti bitoics, I was on a heart monitor all night and blood pressure was very low, but monitored every half an hour, I was placed in an acute ward and constantly monitored. My body like your son's was very swollen all over, severe rash,temperasture of 104 degrees, struggling to breathe etc.
     
    I was in hospital for 4 days, then released with a lot of antibiotics. To cut a long story short. I did lodge a complaint against the hospital and the doctor that treated me. I have had my complaints meeting with hospital Consultants and clinical director in July this year, I went into the meeting armed with research from British Medical Journal, to which they could not argue with, I can honestly say, that the Consultant over A & E and clinical director admitted I had sepsis on the Friday when released home, they also stated that I was very lucky to be alive the following day, they admitted negligence in front of my son & myself, which was a victory to me. I have since had all of this in writing from the hospital and signed by chief executive of the hospital.
     
    Since my case had been discussed at the hospital big meetings they have with all departments, they have now rolled out training now across the hospital with all departments raising awareness of sepsis and used me as their case study, I have had apologies from Consultants in person and stated they had failed me. It is not very often that hospitals admit in person and in writing that they were wrong. I now have lung problems now in my right lung and my lung has collapsed and struggle to breathe and get very out of breathe now, compromising my health now, but I am alive and very grateful but feel anger also as I was a very healthy 45 year old.
     
    Also, the Doctor who treated my and failed to diagnose sepsis, turns out to be Romanian,I asked the Consultants where she had done her medical training and it was in Romania not in the UK which I am not a predujiced person, however the hospital have now sent her for re training over at University Hospital in a large City, which I will not name for libel or legal reasons or even state which hospital this was at, apart from it was in the West Midlands area.
     
    My advice would be question, question, question, the hospitals as to why this was not detected earlier as you need those answers otherwise you will not heal emotionally until you have those answers, my thoughts are with you at this difficult time and your family and you will get a lot of help and support on this site from survivors but also from people who have lost love ones, I read a post the other night on here about a little girl who died, when I read it I was in tears they would not stop and I have tears in my eyes from your story too.. But ultimately, there needs to be more awareness of this silent killer and I will do what I can to raise this awareness. Feel free to contact me if you need any more advice. Take care.
     
    Lyndsey x
     
     
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    lyndsey7513@yahoo.co.uk got a reaction from JULIE CARMAN in How Long Til I Feel Like Me Again   
    Hi Doodle,
     
    You really have had a bad case of it having had sepsis three times and a kidney stone operation, you poor darling. You are over the worse now and things can only get better for you. This is very debilitating, you do have down days but will also have good days. It is very hard to keep going with having had sepsis at times and I think the only people who really truly understand are the survivors of it, you almost feel like a hypercondriac I know I do at times and you try and keep the symptoms to yourself to try and get back to normality, well at least thats what I try to do as we almost feel guilty complaining about our symptoms to our family and friends and also doctors.
     
    When in fact we have he right to do just that as talking about it to someone whether a health professional or to friends/family it makes us feel that little bit better but does not necessarily make the after effects of sepsis go away.
     
    I am still struggling with having had sepsis and to be honest I try to keep it to myself as much as possible at times, I go into work put on a brave face, get on with my job but when I return home I am completely and utterly exhausted like never before. I came in from work Saturday, had a 50 mile round trip to work and back, I went straight to bed and I have a family, but I just needed to sleep I was exhausted. I slept from 4.30pm-7.30pm I could have slept for England, but my body was telling me that is what I needed to do and I must confess I did not feel guilty about it. My family understood and were supportive.  So if you need to rest or sleep you do just that and dont feel guilty about it it is your body telling you to do that.
     
    I know we do feel angry at times with having had sepsis, I feel the same at times which is only natural all these emotions are normal. I some days can just cry and cry and never stop, its my anger coming out, gladly its not every day now, probably every 10 days or so, something can just trigger it off, but when I have a good cry my gosh do I feel great for it. So if you need to get it out have a good cry its therapeutic indeed. I have been referred to a counsellor now at my request my GP thought that I didnt need one having spoken to me at length bless her, I have had very good support and understanding from her which I think helps.
     
    I have a lot of aches and pains like I never had before and I too have numbing in my legs and hands at times I think I may have a little nerve damage as I get tingling with it too, it comes and goes, I never had this before sepsis.
     
    All I can suggest Doodle is that to stick in there we are all here to help and lift you up if needed as we all know what you are going through and really feel for you. To pick you up a little why dont you book yourself when better for a nice manicure or pedicure or hot stone therapy, aromatherapy or facial or a lovely day out whereby you are treating yourself for the day as you deserve it!.
     
    Take care for now and the only way is up!
     
    Lyndsey x
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    lyndsey7513@yahoo.co.uk got a reaction from Doodle in How Long Til I Feel Like Me Again   
    Hi Doodle & Anna,
     
    Yes, Sepsis I believed happened for a reason, our bodies will always let us know when they have had enough. I have 4 children, 2 older ones adults now and two younger ones, working part-time and always putting other peoples needs first but never my own. It was a warning sign to say slow down a little, I was always rushing around at 100 miles per hour, the sepsis did slow my body and mind right down and yes I can relate to coming out with odd words, I call my children by the wrong names at times and i have a slight stutter at times, which I never had before when I try to talk a little too fast. All of these things are frustrating and I got very annoyed at first with myself and why I was back to normal straight away, but then Rome wasn't built in a day I tell myself.
     
    I too can honestly say that you do find out who are your true family and friends, the ones who are there to support and call you up constantly. I also had a lot of support from work and I have now reduced my hours even more so to allow myself to recover properly, I have found not to plan too far ahead now and strive to do this and to do that but also not worry about the silly things in life about why the chores haven't been done and not to nag so much at family and really appreciate life more than I did before but also not taking life for granted and enjoying life but seeing it in a new light.
     
    Anna -Its great to see your life has returned back to normal and have had a new addition to your family, but also shows there is light at the end of the tunnel and that we need to be a little patient with our recovery and not be too hard on ourselves and trust that our body physically and emotionally will return to normal.
     
    Here's to a new perspective on life!
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