From my wife Ingrid "Kitty Trimm" :
I want to explain why my husband, James Scott Trimm is asking for help still and maybe help you understand a little better what I am going through. This is from Sepsis Alliance and it explains things well. Answers frankly I've been searching for and honestly didn't realize that it's more than likely forever changed me. There are 3 stages to sepsis to be diagnosed.
- Mild sepsis - caught early on and recover fast within 10 days to 3 weeks. Complete recovery
- Severe sepsis - severe sepsis occurs when there’s organ failure. You must have one or more of the following signs to be diagnosed with severe sepsis:
patches of discolored skin
changes in mental ability
low platelet (blood clotting cells) count
abnormal heart functions
chills due to fall in body temperature
and finally there is
- Septic shock - (this is what I had)
Symptoms of septic shock include the symptoms of severe sepsis, plus a very low blood pressure.
Sepsis, your body’s toxic response to infection, is a little known, but frighteningly common condition in the United States. This major healthcare issue involves over 1.7 million hospitalizations and each year claims over 270,000 lives in the U.S. alone.
Up to one-half of sepsis survivors who were admitted to the hospital are left with long-term and frequently life-altering effects.
These are particularly common among patients who were treated in intensive care units (ICU), as well as with those who have spent a long period of time in the hospital.
Sepsis Alliance is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of sepsis as a medical emergency and supporting those affected by sepsis. We frequently receive messages from people living with long-term effects after surviving sepsis. We call this post-sepsis syndrome (PSS).
Many of these survivors were discharged from the hospital with no warning that they may not “bounce back” once the initial crisis was over. However, many survivors continue to experience problems that can affect their ability to return to their previous quality of life.
For some patients, these lasting problems are obvious: amputations required because of tissue death caused by changes in the blood vessels and blood clots that interrupted blood flow to the limbs; breathing difficulties because of damage to the lungs; or kidney damage that made dialysis necessary.
There are often “invisible” lasting effects, such as chronic fatigue, pain, and memory loss, as well as those that affect the peripheral nervous system. We don’t yet know the specific causes of these issues, but they may have something to do with changes in the blood circulation, along with sepsisassociated changes in the brain, muscles, and peripheral nerves.
According to the Society of Critical Care Medicine, ICU-acquired muscle weakness (weakness that develops while a patient is in an ICU) affects 33% of all patients on ventilators, 50% of all patients admitted with sepsis, and up to 50% of patients who stay in the unit for at least one week.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is another problem that affects many survivors. In 22% of cases where patients are admitted to an ICU, the psychological changes are severe enough to warrant a diagnosis of PTSD and 16% of these cases may be classified as moderate to severe. People with sepsis who were treated in an ICU are also more likely to develop PTSD than other ICU survivors.
I am struggling day to day to be me and there are days that I try to have that upbeat attitude or smile. Then there are those days that I can't think right, feel good, and have a hard time getting out of bed and I'm fatigued, in constant pain or so deep within myself it is hard to pull out from. Bless my husband for sticking around and dealing with all this crazy stuff and all the hard changes it has brought. Maybe now hopefully you will understand what we are going through. I am so grateful for all the help so far but I'm asking for you to please help us still as this battle is not over.
- Ingrid "Kitty" Trimm
My wife Kitty Trimm was hospitalized for 53 consecutive days in August and September of 2018. She had three major surgeries and was in the ICU on a ventilator twice, for several days each, during this stay. She came home to a difficult recovery, and is still being seen several times a week by a home health care nurse. She is still (as of Jan. 24th, 2019) having complications and being seen by three different specialists. During t the 53 days I lost my full time job, and I am currently acting as her caregiver. As a result of this lengthy hospitalization we came home broke and behind on bills and facing medical bills not covered by insurance. We are raising funds to help us get caught up on bills. We will use the donations to pay bills including but not limited to medical bills, medical supplies, rent, car payments and utility bills, as well a pay for food and toiletries. Right now she needs a medication that is about $400 and which just cant afford.
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