I had an emergency c section with my beautiful daughter Holly all was well and was discharged from hospital 3 days later, being a first tme mum I felt tired but instead of getting better I got worse. A week later i was very cold and shivery and went to my bed 2 days later I was diagnosed with a cold. I got worse i started to become delirious, sweating, dizzy vivid mightmares, and developed a pressure sore on my sacrum. again the dr was called, AGAIN I was diagnosed with a cold, my husband who had trained as a nurse questioned ths diagnosis but was ignored. I had stopped eating by now and drinking and becoming seriously unwell. My husband called an out of hours dr who told my husband and mum was dying and needed to get to hospital.
It was touch and go. I have very vague memories but have been told lots of people had been working on me. my organs had failed due to ecoli causing sepsis. I also had a massive sepsis wound, and had tubes and central lines put in me.
The recovery process was hard and It took me months to eat and walk. the wound was problimatic I had a futher operation to clean it and thad to be put on a negative pressure vac system to help it heal. I was attached to this machiene for months.
Currently my health has spiraled in all directions Ive had pulmonary blood clots, poor circulation, swelling all over my body,bad breathing as my lungs fill up with fluid. I have swollen scared lymph-nodes whch is unexplainable. Ive had tubes into my heart,and down my throat and endless lung drains ,blood tests biopsys.mri scans ,cat scans.Iam now in a wheelchair and suffer from stress and depression. Husband and i, have had to give up work. Doctors are still at a loss to find out why my body has all these reactions .Ive been told they may never find out. They just know its a reaction to the sepsis when i was in critical care.
However I am a survivour and for that am gratefull I do feel sad at the loss of my daughters early years as I was too ill and wek to do all thoses little things which my husband did brlliantly. I cound my blessings, it really is a miricle I survived 3 years on and Iam still have to attend hospitals and clinics but me and my beautifull daughter Holly are inseperiable,and very happy.
Ive included a piccy of me and my baby when i was ill and a pic of us today with red lips for sepsis.