Sophierome · 26/07/2016 19:10
Hi everybody. This is my first post here. Has anyone ever heard of postnatal sepsis? If yes please let me know how it happened and what could have caused it.
Phillipa12 · 26/07/2016 19:27
Not postnatal but sepsis yes. Its an infection that attacks the bodies organs and spreads quickly and silently and is often overlooked as its symptoms are very similar to a viral infection, you can contract sepsis from a cut/urine infection etc. If you are worried about sepsis say so to a dr or phone 999 and mention sepsis, its the uks 2nd biggest killer, 44000 people a year die from it. My 3 year old daughter died from sepsis just over 2 years ago, she went from alert and responding to antibiotics on the childrens ward after she was admitted with pneumonia into cardiac arrest in 20 minutes.
Sophierome · 26/07/2016 20:11
So sorry to hear that. I suffered sepsis on the fifth day after I had my baby via an emergency c section. I survived only because of this wonderful midwife who came to see if the baby was fine but immediately called 999 when she saw me breathless. I was immediately taken to A&E and shifted straight to ITU. While still in hospital I started having seizures and an MRI revealed a clot in the brain which ended up with a stroke and right side of the body going numb. It's nearly 6 months now and this question comes back again and again that why did I have sepsis in the first place. Thanks for your patience
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