I had a strange episode while still in the hospital and till today the surgeon has no idea what exactly happened. On the 8th day of my hospitalization the nurse was doing her 11 pm rounds to take vitals. She couldn't get a reading on her blood pressure machine and had to go get the old fashioned one with the cuff. My blood pressure had dropped to 70/40, my heart rate was 152 and temperature 105. I did not feel ill at all, just tired and wished they would all go away and let me sleep. However, that never happened. All hell broke loose, they immediately set up IV's, I suppose with antibiotic, took blood for cultures, sent me down for CT scan, took chest xray.....you name it, they did it...and all I wanted to do was sleep..lol. Early in the morning, all had returned to normal. My surgeon came in and said what a scare they all had. All tests came out negative...go figure. My ostomy nurse said they were all signs of sepsis..gulp. Good thing I was in the hospital and being monitored. Someone up above was looking out for me!