Life after sepsis

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I have just came out of hospital ICU as I have just survived sepsis. I was admitted on 16th March and only woke up 4 days ago. It was so scary as I while I was unconscious, I was having vivid nightmares/dreams. My husband hadn't realised I was unconscious, he thought I was sleeping off a fever. As soon as he realised I was unconscious, an ambulance was called, and I was admitted onto an ICU ward, where I was ventilated and fed through tubes. The whole part of being unconscious was just vivid dreams. I thought we had gone to Blackpool, and I also thought I was travelling through time but not too fast. I dreamt of my mum trying to take me from the ICU as she could do a better job and I also dreamt I had bought 2 bottles of perfume, 1each for both myself and my mum.

I was also not aware that family members were coming and sitting by my bedside, willing me to pull through. Holding my hand.

But here i am just over 2 week later having survived, but, not unscathed.

Now I don't want to go to sleep because of the vivid dreams and I also get up on to 2 feet and cannot move

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    This is amazing experience you have just described. 

    However, do you know the cause or causes of your septicemia and could you have prevented it from happening. 

    There is recent study or research done on sepsis patients (about 150 of them, although one did die) who were saved becuase given vitamin C intraveneously. Were you given this?

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    I would recommend you search on line for a "zapper" to kill any bacteria, fungus, or parasites you may be dealing with.  Highly effective.

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    Hi Lesley, I came upon the topic totally by accident but I'm so excited to see it!

    I have had 3 septic episodes 2 that were extremely scary!

    1st 1 started in April/15, I thought that I had a sinus infection! My family became increasingly nervous as I started to have conversations with people they couldn't see but I could. Went to Dr., they called Hospital Dr to have them prepared for me. I was 100% out of It! Making a long story short, I had ureopsis, urine looked like pea soup!

    Next event, Nov/16, presented with Upper Respiratory Infection, underlying infection was also urinary! The symptoms are so extremely frustratingly vague we miss the 1st signs! I'm a Diabetic 2, my sugars went totally out of whack, went all the way up to 33! Along came Insulin dependant, I was extremely upset, all the testing, 3 fast acting shots then a long acting shot at bedtime! I feel my life has been over taken and out of control. Luckily I agreed to going to a Diabetic clinic as 10 minutes in hospital training just before being discharged is totally inadequate!

    Last event, Feb/17, sinus infection hiding the urinary infection! The Dr started me on antibiotics immediately so it seemed to have stopped the sepsis as it was just starting. I knew this time I was hallucinating whereas before I didn't! It didn't get anywhere close to the other 2 times. I improved within 24 hrs so I didn't go to the Dr which may have been a big mistake but so far so good!

    I don't know what a zapper is but I sure would be careful not to put my health at anymore risk until I'd really researched it and checked with Dr. So many things on the web and so much of it is totally bogus. Be careful!

    I'm still fighting extreme fatigue, had totally blood work done, all OK except moderate kidney disease which hopefully will improve with time! It's so very frightening when you hear the death rate, especially when you don't have much time to get diagnosed and treatment started especially when the symptoms are so vague and you're not making any sense!

    I would like to hear more from the others who suggested the zapper!

    I hope I didn't get too far off track, it's so difficult to explain Urosepsis!

    Have a good day, Susan

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