I lost my grandmother to sepsis. Because she didnt have a fever the blood tests were never done. Sputum cultures were sent the last day of hospital stay and never reported to the facility she went to for rehab. It festered for a week and she was gone. Just like that. I was at work in the ER and got a call 1020pm, “you need to get to the hospital grandma isnt gonna make it through the night.” I got there at 1115 and her pupils were fixed and she was unresponsive on Bipap. We couldnt understand why we had to wear gloves and gowns. She was MRSA positive when she was released to rehab and no one ever followed up. She died because of negligence on the hospital and the facility for not doing any testing prior to giving her lasix and potassium. Her kidneys shut down and her potassium was 9.6 when she died. She died because of sepsis. Be an advocate for family. Know the signs and symptoms. She is gone but raising awareness someone elses life may be saved.