A topic that should never be ignored.
Sepsis is a leading cause of death in hospitals. Sepsis is also the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. There are an estimated 750,000 cases annually and a nearly 40 percent mortality rate. “And severe sepsis is also one of the most common causes, and possibly the number one cause, of death in hospital critical care units.” Why? Because its symptoms often go along the same lines of less serious conditions and doctors simply don’t notice it in time. This is what happened when 12-year-old Rory Staunton from New York went to the hospital with a severe case of sepsis; his doctors simply sent him home after he had endured a cut on his arm despite the fact that he was “vomiting, feverish” and experiencing serious pain in his leg. Three nights later, Rory passed away in an intensive care unit.
My ten-year-old daughter’s story is eerily…
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