Jun 05, 2001 - 7:24 pm
I do not want to bring bad news to the group but wanted to tell you that my grandmother, the cancer fighter, died this morning. Not from the cancer but from septic shock from chemotherapy. She would have done chemo no matter the risks but since I just went through this nightmare I wanted to tell you guys what to look for. My grandmother started running a fever on Monday and we called the doctor and he called in a prescription of antibiotics. She went to her chemo appointment Tuesday and thay looked at her blood work and said it was good enough to do chemo. Wednesday, she started looking bad and getting really weak. We called the doctor again who called her in more medicine. Thursday, her fever was 102 and my mother called and insisted something be done and they told us to bring her in Friday morning and they would admit her. Well, Thursday night she was delerious, collapsed into the floor and was rushed by ambulance to Fort Worth. They put her on a ventilator and she stayed on it until this morning when she passed. Septic shock is almost impossible to live through. Just know the signs before it happens. We thought she was weak from the chemo and was never told by the doctor what signs to look for or even what septic shock was. Everyone hang in there and don't loose hope she fought for 5 days with no immune system and her systems failing. Thanks to all of you for being so supportive and being here for me. You were a comfort and friends when I felt so alone. I will still check in and try to help anyone who needs me. Good luck to you all.