04/26/2022, my husband (38 years old) had acute ruptured appendicitis that led to severe sepsis. (Sepsis and Appendicitis) Luckily, we made it to the hospital in time after he returned back to Houston from Austin. It led to acidosis, collapsed lung, pericardial effusion, and he had a heart attack.
He was in the hospital for about a week, but now we are told he may have an abscess because there’s a mass in his right abdomen. He had an exercise stress test and failed it, so he will be doing a nuclear stress test in a few days to see what’s going on with his heart. Unfortunately, the cardiologist doesn’t want the surgeon that performed his appendectomy to do anything with the mass yet until his Lexiscan is clear to prevent another cardiac event. I lost my dad in 2019 to a heart attack and brain hemorrhage due to hospital acquired MRSA after receiving a chest dialysis port that became infected and led to sepsis. (Sepsis and Invasive Devices, Sepsis and MRSA) I am extremely mentally overwhelmed, but my husband survived sepsis… and will continue to.
Source: Nary - Spouse