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Darren W.

Survivor

Hi. I was infected with a gram negative bacteria for years. (Sepsis and Bacterial Infections) I had numerous bouts of sepsis, though some were worse than others. I was in the ICU on IV antibiotics a few times, and other times, just left in the hall. This went on for years, in and out of the emergency room with the doctors. Even though they treating me with antibiotics, they never cured the infection.

By this time the doctors were growing skeptical of an infection even though I was still suffering from SIRS related attacks. Well what happened next was like adding insult to injury, because they didn’t find the infection or test for this particular strain, as it is rare and by all standards I shouldn’t have had it. The next thing I knew, I was being called a liar because they couldn’t find the infection. Then they called other hospitals, and I was then being denied access to this hospital and surrounding hospitals. I was already terrified of having another attack, and then a sense of doom set in that if I got sick again, which terrified me, I would have nowhere to go for help. I was so concerned I had to pack my things and move, but praise the Lord, at the same time I had more symptoms and was diagnosed with Morganella morganii, and then received appropriate antibiotics as the bacteria were antibiotic resistant even to Ciprofloxacin.

It’s been two years now since I have had to go to the hospital. I can eat again, as during the illness I had to stop eating and drinking all sorts of things. Now I can eat normally and enjoy my favourite beverage again, which is milk. Sepsis education means the world to me. Thank you.

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