The charity’s name ‘Mannin Sepsis’ was chosen as it ensures our daughter’s name Ann continues to be used. Mannin also confirms the charity’s aim to ensure any funds raised on island are used to raise awareness of Sepsis on island. We like the way Mannin centres Ann within the Isle of Man.
Sepsis is not all that well understood by the public, so having it in the charity’s name often leads to the question what is Sepsis? Sepsis is the body’s reaction to an infection when it turns its defences on itself.
She still did not feel right later that afternoon and was beginning to get a bit confused. However, by 7pm she was watching TV and had a small portion of dinner. After going to bed her breathing became loud and laborious and by 2am Her mum wanted to take her back to AE. However, Her Dad thought it was the coproxamol and anti-inflammatory medication which was fuelling the confusion.
Ann’s mum used her laptop to check possibilities and thought it may be silent pneumonia.
By 4am Ann was very distressed and we agreed that we should go straight back up to AE, 18 hours since she had been there the previous morning, but this time the staff said she was very sick.
Despite IV infusions, antibiotics and pain killers and slowly deteriorated over the next 10 days to the point where she was ventilated in the Intensive Care ward.
She never awoke from the sedated state.
Sepsis had destroyed her own organs and nervous system and the heart-breaking decision had to be taken to switch of the ventilator.