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Ciara Smith

Ciara Smith
Survivor

I had a UTI. (Sepsis and Urinary Tract Infections) I had this UTI for several weeks and that caused welts all over my inner thighs and my lower back. One welt didn’t heal and it took 2 weeks for it to reach a critical condition.  I was given antibiotics but they did not work. A few weeks after this I developed severe pneumonia sweats and high blood pressure. (Sepsis and Pneumonia)

I went to the ER. Turns out I had developed sepsis from the small cut on my back . If I hadn’t gone in to the hospital when I did I would have died within 24 hours. I have lasting damage on my lungs and I am only 18. My advice to anyone is to talk to your doctor if your symptoms don’t go away after antibiotics.

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