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Marilyn K.
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   Posted 5/25/2013 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anybody know about Sepsis. My sister got e coli and kidney infection then sepsis.  Thank God it's not Sepsis Shock. Very dangerous.  She is in the hospital.
Just wanted to know if anyone knows anything about Sepsis.!!
Thank you
Marilyn

momtofourangels
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   Posted 5/25/2013 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Marilyn I hadn't read about sepsis, so I looked it up. Here is the link for it on Mayo Clinic

www.mayoclinic.com/health/sepsis/DS01004

I hope your sister gets better really soon. Take care, and I hope you're having a low pain day.

love and hugs
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
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Blessedx8
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   Posted 5/26/2013 12:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Marilyn,

Loretta posted a link about sepsis (thanks, Loretta!)....

I've had a sepsis infection before.... it's basically a blood infection.... can be very dangerous -- so the hospital is the place to be! I was treated w/ IV fluids, antibiotics and other medications.

I hope your sister gets well soon.... Please give us an update when you can.

Take care of yourself, too.... --Tina
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   Posted 5/26/2013 1:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Marilyn,

I'm so sorry to hear that your sister has sepsis. I hope that she has a speedy recovery.

I like Tina, have had sepsis, and it can be very dangerous, your sister is in the right place. I was treated with antibiotics and spent 12 days in the hospital before I was allowed home.

Try not to worry to much and make sure you get plenty of rest too. Wishing the best to your sister. Please let us know how your sister is doing.

Hugs,
Barbara

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   Posted 5/26/2013 1:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear of this, hope she pulls through fine. It has the potential to become very dangerous, very fast, and its much more common than many think. Just read an article recently about how widespread it is, even in some of the best named hospitals in the country.

Hoping to hear some good news soon on your sister

david
Age: 60, 56 at PC dx, PSA 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/8 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, 4+3
open RP: 11/8, Catheter in 63 days
Path Rpt: 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% tumor, 1 pos margin
Incontinence & ED: None
Surgery Failed, recurrence within 9 months
Salvage Radiation 10/9-11/9, SRT failed within 9 months, PSA 12/12 = 40.x
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nvrthesame98
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   Posted 5/26/2013 5:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Marilyn. Sorry to hear your Sister has sepsis and thankfully she is already being treated.

It can be a really dangerous situation and the sooner treatment is started the lower the risk of organ involvement.

Will keep her in my prayers and sending you and your family healing thoughts.
" Don't give up God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers.

Vickie
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Disabled since 1998 on SSD
DX: lft knee TKR. 6 rt knee surgeries for meniscus repair. Pars defect L-5 ,ddd at L3-4 S1. disc collapse at L-3 with nerve impingement. legally deaf,rt shoulder repair 06. post encephalitis/mig

Marilyn K.
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Date Joined Jan 2011
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   Posted 5/26/2013 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
She is not in ICU. Did anyone have to stay in ICU?

Purgatory
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   Posted 5/26/2013 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I have known some guys in the Prostate Cancer group that got it bad after surgery, and had to spend ICU time to stabilize it.

david
Age: 60, 56 at PC dx, PSA 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/8 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, 4+3
open RP: 11/8, Catheter in 63 days
Path Rpt: 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% tumor, 1 pos margin
Incontinence & ED: None
Surgery Failed, recurrence within 9 months
Salvage Radiation 10/9-11/9, SRT failed within 9 months, PSA 12/12 = 40.x
Spent total of 1 ½ years on 21 catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10,
7 other PC-related surgeries 2009-2012
Severe Chronic Pain, Severe Fatigue, & Urostomy
Member of Prostate Cancer & Chronic Pain HW Communities since 10/2008
“I live in the weak and the wounded” – Session Nine (Movie)

nvrthesame98
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   Posted 5/27/2013 2:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Who is treating her Marilyn? If she's not under the care of a Infection control specialist I would look into getting one on board.

This is the kind of thing you don't want to mess with and you want the best and most knowledgeable Drs. Sepsis if not treated quickly and aggressively can cause systems to fail.

Im not trying to worry you but sepsis is not anything to play around with.
" Don't give up God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers.

Vickie
Moderator chronic pain

Disabled since 1998 on SSD
DX: lft knee TKR. 6 rt knee surgeries for meniscus repair. Pars defect L-5 ,ddd at L3-4 S1. disc collapse at L-3 with nerve impingement. legally deaf,rt shoulder repair 06. post encephalitis/mig

Marilyn K.
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   Posted 5/28/2013 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Just wanted yall to know that my sister got to go home.
Thank you everyone

spinal soldier
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   Posted 5/28/2013 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
sepisemia is a pathogenic (bacterial) infection that has become systemic by being dispersed into circulatory system. and unless treated will prob continue to circulate unless your immune system can tackle it. common after many kinds of surgery.
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care???
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   Posted 5/28/2013 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
 I am so glad your sister is feeling better.  Sepsis moves really fast! My sepsis also started in the kidneys. I was feeling bad, but still teaching at 2:00
I had a dr appt at 4:00. They were behind, and by 4:30 I was unconscious on the office floor. I was in icu for 3 days and 3 more in a regular room.  When I went home I had oral antibiotics. I assume your sister has oral medication also.  It's always important to take the full term of medication, but with sepsis its even more imperative to take the full course and to take them on time. The follow up after the meds course is also important as the sepsis can return quickly.
Fortunatly I didn't have a reoccurance, but have heard of people who relapsed quickly. Your sister is foryunate that yoou are there to help her.
Hope you and your sister are feeling better.

Marilyn K.
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   Posted 5/28/2013 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Care??? I am so glad you are ok. I know how dangerous this is.
I will talk to her about the home care

Blessedx8
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   Posted 5/28/2013 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Marilyn,

Glad your sister recovered well and is now home.

Take care -- Tina
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My faith and family sustain me - even on my worst days... as well as my wonderful friends here at HW.

Health/Pain Issues - too many to list; feel free to e-mail me or ask on the board. Thanks!
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