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Woman with life-threatening illness forgets two weeks of her life

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jun 8, 2017, 3:32 pm IST
Updated Jun 8, 2017, 3:32 pm IST
She initially thought her hectic lifestyle was making her sick.
Jacqueline Lomoljo with her husband Christopher and their daughter Ana-Maria. (Photo: Facebook/ Jacqueline Lomoljo)
 Jacqueline Lomoljo with her husband Christopher and their daughter Ana-Maria. (Photo: Facebook/ Jacqueline Lomoljo)

A woman from Scotland was so sick from sepsis that she has no recollection of falling ill or being in intensive care for weeks.

Jacqueline Lomoljo, a bank worker initially thought her hectic lifestyle was causing her to feel burned out or that she might have simply caught a bug.

 

However, it was something far worse. The 46-year-old actually had a life-threatening infection called sepsis, where the body's response to the infection is to attack its own tissue and organs. Stepsis can only be diagnosed once it spreads throughout the body.

Christopher, her husband decided to rush her to the hospital when Lomoljo’s condition deteriorated. She was unable to pass urine and was suffering muscle pain and shivering. Doctors discovered her heart rate was high and blood pressure severely low. Jacqueline has no memory of the events that transpired in the hospital or the weeks before that. She was heavily sedated.

Her family was told to prepare for the worst and even called a priest to give her the last rites. Thankfully, the mother of one got through it and only remembers coming to at the hospital. Lomoljo told the Daily Mail she feels lucky to survive and be able to spend the rest of her life with her family.

The Global Sepsis Alliance reveals it is the primary cause of death from infection. An infection in any part of the body can trigger sepsis. People who have had a serious illness, surgery or a weak immune system are more susceptible to it.

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