Patient Comments: Shock (Medical) - Type

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Comment from: Naj, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 14

I saw my friend's child go into the most unexplained shock after 2 days in hospital for treatment of an infection. I suspect child was dehydrated, could not tolerate so much antibiotic medication, Brufen etc., and with hardly any food in the body, could not explain what was happening. The child got very aggressive and biting, etc. After getting home and drinking some milk the child calmed down. I will be happy to know more about this if anyone is doing this research on this topic.

Comment from: Sue, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 14

I experienced septic shock, I wasn't feeling well and it became hard to breathe. While at the emergency room, I guess my blood pressure dropped, I had a staph pneumonia.

Comment from: Bc, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 19

Three years ago, my shotgun slipped from its corner and discharged hitting my left foot. I heard it falling and rocked back on my heels so that action is what saved my toes but it removed the padding under my toes or the ball. I knew the signs of shock and they immediately set in. I stood there thinking who to call. I started deep breathing and had enough alertness to dial 911. The dispatcher ask me if I was bleeding badly and my response was that if I looked I would throw up. That's when I realized I was walking in a circle in a huge pool of blood. I was calm and told her to tell them the front door was unlocked and I was hanging up now because I was going to pass out and I'll be on the sofa. I hung up, calmly got a towel and wrapped it around my foot and waited and continued to deep breathe. The EMT (emergency medical technician) could not pick up either a pulse or blood pressure, I can't remember which. He panicked. I remember telling him to calm down, he'll find it out in a minute... my anxiety level was high and I remembered enough about shock that it was like I was removing myself from the danger of the situation. I was not myself. I kicked into overdrive. Said things and did things that I would never say or do… anyway, I guess I'm saying try and fight it as best as you can. Know the signs and symptoms. I'm good now with no side effects.

Comment from: carole, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 20

I don't know if I was in shock, but I had been admitted in hospital in India and whilst I was undergoing the initial treatment I started to shake and was very cold even under a blanket. I suffered a sudden attack of cholera with severe dharma and vomiting. I could hardly walk.

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