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  • (Rapidly breathing) I can't catch my breath, my entire body is cold, I can’t stop shaking.
  • Billy, what seems to be the problem? You’re looking very pale.
  • Yes doctor and I haven't been able to pee.
  • It looks like you’re showing signs of Septicemia, better known as Septicemic Shock. 170 BPM and 92.7 degrees…. You have a rapid heart rate as well. Now have you been experiencing any Diarrhea or vomiting?
  • Urine - if you have a urinary tract infection, he or she may want your urine checked for signs of bacteria. Wound secretions - testing a sample of the wound's secretions can help show what type of antibiotic might work best. Respiratory secretions - coughing up mucus (sputum), it may be tested to determine what type of germ is causing the infection.
  • Billy is taken to the hospital after developing an infection which resulted from a dental procedure.
  • Alright we are going to take you to the ICU and run some tests to check the level of bacteria in your blood.
  • The doctor Checks Heart rate and body temperature.
  • Blood tests have confirmed that Billy has Septicemia.  
  • We are going to start billy on some IV fluids and a broad spectrum of antibiotic and that should kill the bacterium
  • What do we do Doctor?
  •  Doctors often order a battery of tests to try to pinpoint the underlying infection. Blood tests look for evidence of infection, clotting problems, abnormal liver or kidney function, impaired oxygen availability, and electrolyte imbalances.
  • Your looking better Billy. I'm glad we caught this early or you could have suffered some bad ling turn effects.
  • Thank you Doctor.
  • After coming back from the tests the doctor can confirm that Billy has Septicemic shock from a bacteria infection he got from his bleeding gums while he was at his local dentist.
  • Doctors can use many things to treat Septicemia like Broad-spectrum antibiotics, Removal of infected tissues or foreign materials (catheters, etc.), Machine assisted breathing, IV fluids, Vasopressors, Kidney dialysis and/or surgery might be needed if the disease worsens
  • Between 15 and 30% of people treated for septicemia die from the condition. Life-long effects can be avoided if diagnosed early however If not treated quickly enough, can result in long-term effects like Difficulties sleeping, Pain, Organ damage, Reduced immune functions
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