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Meagan Hogeland


Sepsis claimed the life of our youngest daughter Meagan on January 11, 2016. She was only 19. She had a kidney stone that blocked her urethra. She had classic signs of sepsis. (Sepsis and Kidney Stones) She was taken to the hospital on January 8, and admitted for emergency surgery to place a stint in to allow urine flow. She was placed on the ventilator and left in a medical induced coma to allow her body to heal and the medications to work. She was on 4 pressers at a maximum dosage to try to stabilize her blood pressure, and her heart rate was in the upper 130s.

One by one, Meagan’s organs began to weaken and fail. In the early morning hours of Monday, January 11, 2016, I was told the doctors would test for any brain activity. That afternoon we received the news no parent should ever get, your child is brain dead. So, on a Monday afternoon I will never forget, I had to sign papers for life support to be discontinued. Sepsis stole my baby girl.

Source: Angela Strickland, mother

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