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Lawrence N.

Lawrence N.

My dad was the strongest man I knew. I only saw him cry one time in my life, and that was at his dad’s funeral. My dad had diabetes and wasn’t diagnosed until late on. (Sepsis and Diabetes) He had lost feeling in his feet and got a wound on his heel that just would not heal. He had an open wound for over a year.

He went to a facility for rehabilitation because he had doctor’s order to not put pressure on his foot. We believe the nurses weren’t cleaning and bandaging his wound properly. On January 23, 2019, he was admitted to the hospital. They wanted to amputate below the knee. (Sepsis and Amputations) My dad didn’t want to live without a leg. He had wet gangrene and it kept getting higher up his leg.

On January 24, 2019, the doctors said he developed sepsis and his organs were shutting down. Late in the evening, my dad was becoming restless saying he wanted to leave the hospital. We explained he was too sick. A few hours later, he made the decision to stop all treatment. He passed away the following morning. His heart was the first organ to go. It was only fourteen hours from the time he stopped all treatment until he passed away.

Source: Daughter

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