Could you describe your experience with sepsis?
Patient Carlos Orrillo Transcript
Title: Could you describe your hospitalization with sepsis after your biopsy?
A couple hours after the biopsy when I got home I became sick… I couldn’t…I was like I had drunk a thousand beers or something like that… so I couldn’t stand up…. So my wife was home already from work at that time and I was getting worse… and she felt that I had fever…and she said you know what..we’ve got to call the paramedics… and see what happened… well it ended up that I don’t even remember when the paramedics got there… I fainted… and when I woke up I was already in the hospital… in emergency room … and a little bit later the nurse came and says you have a blood infection…and did you have any medical procedure… yeh…I said yeh… I had a biopsy… and they asked me a lot of questions and they said that’s probably it where you got the infection… so we’re gonna take more blood out of you…we’re going to find out what kind of antibiotics you need to stop the infection… that was the doctor talking… well I was admitted to the hospital and the following two days …the following two days that I was hospitalized… they still had not found what kind of blood infection I had because my fever was still was 103 to 104 … 103 to 104…and my arm was basically purple… so many days, so much blood that they took out because they were trying to find the proper antibiotic…] finally they did find it… and that was the fourth day… I stayed one more day for the doctor’s order and after five days in the hospital I went home… no fever anymore… they gave me a bunch of antibiotics…
Closing Title: Sepsis occurs from 0.1% to 2.2% following a TRUS biopsy