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    World Sepsis Day: Sept 13

    People with SCI are at high risk for developing sepsis for a variety of reasons. Educate yourself on prevention, detection, and management here:

    https://www.worldsepsisday.org/

    (KLD)
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    KLD,

    Septic Shock nearly took me out in June 2012. That is one infection you don’t want to mess with. Go to an ER if you have a high fever, vomiting, and disoriented. I had no symptoms the day before, at around midnight, I began feeling badly, I cathed in the shower and noticed some blood. I’m unaware if the blood would have been present in my urine or if I caused some irritation. Within hours, I deteriorated quickly. I finally went to the ER at around 6 or 7 AM. I lost my memory in the ER. I spent three weeks in the ICU hallucinating horrific nightmares.

    I was fortunate, though, despite all of it. I didn’t lose any limbs or organs. It took about a month for me to regain my strength. I went from someone who could get into the wheelchair by himself from the floor to someone who couldn’t turn himself in bed. It completely drains the life of you.

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