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Butterflake
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   Posted 10/17/2017 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone. I've been in the hospital 7 days and finally going home today. I went to the ER because I had been sleeping 3 days and finally took my temperature. It was 99.8 but I never have fevers so we went to ER. I was in septic shock, stabilized, and admitted. Even with 5 liters of fluid my blood pressure began dropping quickly. Medication brought it back up and saved my life. I know it sounds dramatic, but I was dying quickly.

I've been on the ward (sleeping) for a few days and all antibiotics were stopped yesterday. I'm exhausted but holding my own so I'm going home today. Love, Butterflake
SLE '05, Fibro, Sjogren's, Raynaud's, major depressive disorder, anxiety; CVID Common Variable Immunodeficiency & IgG infusion monthly; Hypertension; angina, Osteoarthritis of spine, fingers; Osteoporosis, GERD, memory & confusion issues. Many meds

Lynnwood
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   Posted 10/17/2017 10:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow, I had no idea something as serious as septic shock could present so UN-dramatically! Very glad you saw the ER Docs and got things back under control.

How is that knee replacement doing?
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Melissa D.
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   Posted 10/17/2017 12:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh my goodness, I’m so glad you knew even though you weren’t running a fever something wasn’t right and you went to the ER. Happy to hear things are back on track now and you’ll be going home soon. Rest and feel better soon.

Gentle Hugs.

Butterflake
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   Posted 10/19/2017 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep Lynnwood it was an unremarkable presentation and when I saw my infectious disease doc (ID Doc) in ICU he tugged my foot and said, "What are you doing here? You never run fevers." Sleeping for 3 days plus my 99.8 temp made me decide to have Hubby take me.

I'm home in bed now. Thank you for the replies! Love, Butterflake
SLE '05, Fibro, Sjogren's, Raynaud's, major depressive disorder, anxiety; CVID Common Variable Immunodeficiency & IgG infusion monthly; Hypertension; angina, Osteoarthritis of spine, fingers; Osteoporosis, GERD, memory & confusion issues. Many meds

notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 10/19/2017 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, that's crazy. It happened to me once too. I had pain when I took a breath. I had no idea how serious this can be. Pleurisy... I didn't go to the hospital, I thought it would go away. Eventually I couldn't take a breath at all without wheezing uncontrollably. I ended up in the ICU on a ventilator for weeks. it was the worst. You would have never thought I was THAT sick. I guess if you have a fever, and you're very tired, your pulse is high, oxygen low, blood pressure low, go to the ER. The ER said I had pneumonia and admitted me, but I ended up in a regular room without any treatment, not in the ICU where i needed to be. They should have started treating me for the septic shock right away... I had a fever spike in the night. That's when things hit the fan and I ended up on the tube.

I am so sorry. Get some rest. You're very lucky you're home and doing better. Hope you have a quick recovery.

I still have terrible PTSD from that experience...
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