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Brett Dorsey

Survivor

I was always a healthy person – so when I developed bacterial pneumonia I wasn’t extremely concerned. (Sepsis and Pneumonia) I would take the antibiotics prescribed and be better in a few days.

On day 3 of taking antibiotics at home everything changed. My wife (a nurse) couldn’t wake me up and noticed my hands were cold and blue. My heart was racing, I had extreme body pain, and all I could say was “I’m dying”. Luckily my wife recognized the symptoms of sepsis and took me to the hospital where I spent 15 days in the ICU. I suffered long term kidney damage, but I’m grateful to be alive. Without my wife’s knowledge of sepsis I might not be here to be a father to our kids.

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