Angelique Young

Survivor

Posted on May 10th, 2019

I had developed sepsis due to my waters actually NOT being intact and too many internal examinations, I passed it onto my unborn child. (Sepsis and Pregnancy & Childbirth) Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition caused by the body’s response to an infection. The body normally releases antibodies into the bloodstream to fight an infection. Sepsis occurs when the body’s antibodies begin attacking your entire body, not just the infection.

We got to take Alana home two weeks after delivery where she is now a happy and healthy 9-month-old baby. I have recently begun tests for possible problems with my heart and lungs as a result of the sepsis and septic shock we survived 9 months ago.

So many patients are discharged without follow-up care. About one-third of all patients and more than 40% of older patients have another hospitalization within three months of the initial episode with sepsis. It is common to have a repeat episode of sepsis or another infection.

Please share and donate to Sepsis Alliance and help raise awareness of this life threatening condition that affects survivors for the rest of their lives.