“The effects of severe sepsis are far reaching and potentially devastating,” says Gary, from his home in Raleigh, NC. “The syndrome of sepsis has a plethora of signs, symptoms, and challenges that can occur together to collectively bring about stunning emotional, physical and cognitive issues.”
Up to half of survivors are left with long-term effects from sepsis, which can be physical, psychological, or both. Those long-term effects are called, “Post Sepsis Syndrome,” (PSS) and can include insomnia, anxiety, depression, memory and concentration issues, extreme fatigue, and disabling muscle and join pain.
This past week, a 4-year-old girl became the first child to die from flu complications in Dallas County this season. Ashanti Grinage was initially diagnosed with the flu, but she was later found to have pneumonia as well, a common complication of flu.