Patient :My mother is currently in the ICU with sepsis from a UTI. I'm away at college so I can't speak directly with her doctor. I'm getting all the information through my father, and I know he sugarcoats things so I won't be worried. We brought her to the ER when she was speaking slowly and being extremely nonsensical (possibly even hallucinating). Her back had been hurting so badly that she couldn't get out of bed, so we finally brought her. At first, they couldn't find the cause of her liver almost shutting down, and believed it to be due to her drinking. The next day, they found the UTI. Overnight she had been given oxygen and kidney dialysis just to help her body run. However, they did not start the antibiotics for the sepsis until they realized the infection. She is now on the general antibiotic for all sepsis cases and is improving. They are keeping her sedated to let her body rest and fight the infection. All of her blood work came back almost normal last night. Does this mean there is a positive outlook? Or is there still a chance that she won't be okay, due to the lateness of starting the antibiotics? I know how quickly infections spread, and she went overnight without any antibiotics after her liver nearly shut down.
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