A very dear friend of mine developed septicaemia from a urinary tract infection and nearly lost her life over it.
That weekend we were going on a camping and hiking trip up in the Appalachian Mountains. She started feeling a slight stinging sensation when she urinated and began running a low grade fever the day we planned to leave.
She insisted that she would be fine and that we should go on our trip anyway. To make a long story short, on the second day of our trip I was driving forty-five miles to the nearest hospital because she was totally delirious with a fever of one hundred and four degrees.
They had her in ICU for three days hooked up to an IV. I was told her blood pressure was down to nothing and she was suffering from a sepsis infection that was caused by the untreated urinary tract infection.
That happened about a month ago and she is doing well today but I was told by the nurses that she was very lucky to be alive.