Joan Hatton


April is always a difficult month for me as it will be six years in the 27th that my mom succumbed to sepsis. What started out as a three-day hospital admission for RSV and an urinary tract infection that required IV antibiotics turned into a nightmare.

Two separate IV antibiotics eventually cured the respiratory and urinary infections, but lead to severe abdominal pain and diarrhea. My concerns to medical staff was not taken seriously and what was supposed to be a home discharge day turned out to admission to the Intensive Care Unit for C-Diff. Delay in diagnosis and treatment was now too late, sepsis developed quickly which lead to septic shock and the loss of my mom and best friend. (Sepsis and C. Difficile, Sepsis and Septic Shock)

Source: Linda Schmitt, Joan's daughter

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