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My husband had chemo on Monday, severe abdominal pain on wed. Took him to icu and he died on Friday. Did the chemo cause the sepsis.?
The information you provided is limited. What malignant tumor did your husband suffer? Are there any other diseases before chemotherapy? If your husband have other chronic diseases such as diabetes, the ability to resist infection is much worse.
The information you provided is limited. What malignant tumor did your husband suffer? Are there any other diseases before chemotherapy? If your husband have other chronic diseases such as diabetes, the ability to resist infection is much worse.
He had. Bladder cancer for 20 years before it spread to a kidney which was  removed.  He took kytruda, and Ofer which didn’t work and this was his second chemo.
He had. Bladder cancer for 20 years before it spread to a kidney which was  removed.  He took kytruda, and Ofer which didn’t work and this was his second chemo.
Yes, his second chemo, was supposed to be very light, just to see if maybe it would slow down.  He felt good till then.
My husband had chemo on Monday, severe abdominal pain on wed. Went to icu ,died on Friday night . Said he had septic shock, but had not told us he had sepsis. Does chemo cause sepsis. When I asked the icu dr. What happened between Monday and Wednesday, he said chemo.
What kind of malignant tumor did your husband need to do during his lifetime? Are there any other underlying disease before chemotherapy? Chemotherapy has certain risks. It kills tumor cells and also has certain lethal effects on other fast-growing cells such as the digestive system and blood system.
Yes, his second chemo, was supposed to be very light, just to see if maybe it would slow down.  He felt good till then.
The medical team who treated your husband should give you the final explanation. What I can share to you, Mrs. Temple, is that chemo makes the white blood cell drop significantly, white blood cell is the guard in the immune system, white blood cell drop means higher chance of infection, and sepsis is a type of serious infection. However it doesn't happen in every chemo case as you know, I can't say everything has been done right during the whole thing. You will need to get the information from the hospital and medical team.
The medical team who treated your husband should give you the final explanation. What I can share to you, Mrs. Temple, is that chemo makes the white blood cell drop significantly, white blood cell is the guard in the immune system, white blood cell drop means higher chance of infection, and sepsis is a type of serious infection. However it doesn't happen in every chemo case as you know, I can't say everything has been done right during the whole thing. You will need to get the information from the hospital and medical team.
I wonder if he was on neulasta?
My husband died Dec 19, 2018 from sepsis. On dec 14 Dr told us he had the flu ..on Dec 16 he was sent to Piedmont Atlanta hospital..they also said he had Mrsa..died 3 days later. I had never heard of either blood disease. I am still in shock.
Hello Mrs. Steadman, I'm sorry for your loss. MRSA infection is tough, because the bacterium is resistant to common antibiotics. When the infection is out of control, sepsis occurs.
I'm sorry to hear that. Does your husband have other chronic diseases? Was he in stable conditions before the onset?
Hello Mrs. Steadman, I'm sorry for your loss. MRSA infection is tough, because the bacterium is resistant to common antibiotics. When the infection is out of control, sepsis occurs.
No he was active and healthy until that friday. He had a knee replacement last January and a heart valve replacement 5 years ago but was doing very well.
This is the 2nd time I have had this, it is always due to a kidney stone, is there something I am doing, also it seems to accrue when we are in tobacco field all day, I drink and eat what am I doing wrong, thank you
Hello, kidney stones can lead to infection, then infection leads to sepsis. It's also associated with your immunity, if you live in a healthy lifestyle, you immune system get stronger. Yet, have you ever thought about removing that kidney stone so that it won't cause an infection for the third time?
My brother-n-law had a colonoscopy and the next day started having stomach cramps. He had a perforated bowel during that procedure they removed some polyps which caused a leak in his colon. He is in the hospital and he has sepsis. His white cell is high and they are switching Antibiotic s trying to get one that will fight this and my qquestion is what antibiotics are the best.
God bless him. I just want to say that after my mom's colonoscopy she felt hug chest pain, and it lasts for more than a week and didn't recover.
There's no best antibiotics, there's Right antibiotics. In the lab they can identify which bacteria they are and what antibiotic they're sensitive to. The one they're sensitive to is the best in your case.
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