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Steve Guggenheim

Survivor

On March 20, 2021 I began to feel symptoms of a UTI. (Sepsis and Urinary Tract Infections) By the next morning I woke up a bit fatigued, feverish and with chills. I drove myself to a local urgent care facility (my driving was compromised).

My blood pressure there was only 80/60. They yold me I was “very sick” and transferred me by ambulance to the local hospital where I was diagnosed with s very aggressive UTI and an aggressive form of sepsis. The whole ordeal blindsided me. I was immediately put on fluids by IV as well as antibiotics which after a 4 day stay in the hospital stripped much of the good bacteria out of my system leaving me with horrible diarrhea. I was cleared of any blood clots or other complications. Went home on March24 on probiotics and Cipro. My strength has been compromised but I am very thankful to have survived without immediate complications. Many thanks for the medical staff who recognized the trouble I was in.

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