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Isabella Brooke Knightly and Austin Gamez-Knightly

Isabella Brooke Knightly and Austin Gamez-Knightly
In Memory of my Loving Husband, William F. Knightly Jr. Murdered by ILLEGAL Palliative Care at a Nashua, NH Hospital

Monday, May 22, 2017

SEPSIS, The Hospital Borne Infection Left Untreated Kill's Thousand's Every Year

Seeing as my own husband is one of the many thousands of people who contracted Sepsis at my once favorite Hospital, St. Joseph's in Nashua, I felt the need to write this post.
Like the thousands who die every year from Sepsis left untreated, my loving husband died of this same fate on April 26th, 2017. When my husband was admitted into the Hospital on March 16th, 2017, he didn't have an infection. When blood tests were repeated on March 27th, he had an infection and was never given any antibiotics. In fact, we weren't even told he had an infection. So who should be held responsible? it's not that hard to figure out when someone has an infection. His temperature was a little low, his blood pressure was low, his white blood count was high, his heart rate was up over 90, his respiratory rate was up past 20 (until they drugged him up with more morphine), he was getting big black spots on his neck and sores all the way up his spine that looked like MRSA and probably was. His skin on his legs was mottling and we were told it was his body was shutting down. No, it was because he had Sepsis, which we didn't find out until we were told by the Undertaker. Pretty sad when the Hospital couldn't even tell us the truth, or even treat my husband for the infection he caught in THEIR Hospital. My loving husband would be alive today if it weren't for St. Joseph's DIRTY little secret. They claim he died of Cancer, but his primary cause of death was SEPSIS. Nothing in his medical file even states that he had Cancer for sure, but it sure mentions Pneumonia plenty, also left untreated. I even found out he had a Heart Attack. Again, we were never told. There is plenty in the medical file that would make your heads spin, but I don't want to give it all away at this time. But yes, my love would still be alive today if he were treated for his Hospital borne infection. He said St. Joseph's was going to kill he and he was right! They did!
Now I find myself on another mission. Hospitals need to be held accountable for the deaths caused by Sepsis. My husband, as well as all the other people who have died from Sepsis must get justice. This is what I'll be working on. Legislation to hold Hospitals accountable for the deaths their Hospital borne infections cause. Legislation to make sure ALL Hospitals follow guidelines to test for Sepsis and treat Sepsis. Here's a really good article a friend sent me:
Doctors have resisted guidelines to treat sepsis. New study suggests those guidelines save lives
Even in the face of increased pressure from regulators, many doctors have failed to fully embrace early screening and treatment protocols for sepsis, an infection-related complication that afflicts tens of thousands of Americans every year and that can be life-threatening.
Skeptics have argued that there haven’t been any comprehensive studies to support the notion that the protocols can actually save lives.
The protocols call on clinicians to first obtain a blood culture and measure the serum lactate level — often an indicator of septic shock, when the body’s immune system attacks vital organs — and to administer broad-spectrum antibiotics, usually by IV.
Doctors who have already adopted the protocols and avoided treatment delays, according to proponents, have likely saved thousands of lives annually in New York alone, and could save tens of thousands nationally if the protocols are more widely adopted.

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