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A woman suffers from sepsis and HEART FAILURE weeks after recovering from COVID-19

A woman suffers from sepsis and HEART FAILURE weeks after recovering from COVID-19

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A woman was left fighting for her life after she began suffering from sepsis and heart failure weeks after recovering COVID-19 – which resulted in her spending 10 days in a coma.

Jamie Waddell, 36, of Springfield, Illinoistested positive for COVID-19 in August.

She suffered from “body aches, fatigue, fever and sinus congestion” for about 10 days before she started feeling better.

After recovering, the 36-year-old returned to work, but a few weeks later she suddenly started feeling light-headed and dizzy while out for a walk.

A woman was left fighting for her life after she began suffering from sepsis and heart failure weeks after recovering from COVID-19, which led to her spending 10 days in a coma

Jamie Waddle, 36, of Springfield, Illinois, tested positive for COVID-19 in August and suffered from

Jamie Waddle, 36, of Springfield, Illinois, tested positive for COVID-19 in August and suffered from “body aches, fatigue, fever and sinus congestion” for about 10 days

After recovering, the 36-year-old returned to work, but a few weeks later she suddenly started feeling light-headed and dizzy while out for a walk

After recovering, the 36-year-old returned to work, but a few weeks later she suddenly started feeling light-headed and dizzy while out for a walk

Jamie turned him down, but in the following days she began to suffer from “extremely bad” fatigue that left her “barely” able to move.

She decided to go to the emergency room and was amazed when the doctors told her she had pneumonia, heart failure and sepsis

She decided to go to the emergency room and was amazed when the doctors told her she had pneumonia, heart failure and sepsis

She decided to go to the emergency room and was amazed when doctors told her she had pneumonia, heart failure and sepsis — all likely caused by the COVID-19 weeks earlier.

By the time she arrived at the hospital, “Jamie’s heart and lungs were no longer working” and “her blood pressure and oxygen levels were really low.”

Doctors quickly implanted a device known as an Impella to help her heart pump blood, but they feared she might need a transplant.

She was in a coma for 10 days, but “miraculously” recovered on her own. And now she’s sharing her story as a warning to others.

Jamie – who is vaccinated and boosted – recently spoke to Today show about the terrifying ordeal, and she recalled being surprised at how sick she felt when she contracted COVID-19 four months ago.

“Body aches, fatigue, fever, breathing problems, sinus congestion — I was sick for about 10 days before I started feeling better,” she said. “I started to feel better. I went back to work.

By the time she arrived at the hospital,

By the time she arrived at the hospital, “Jamie’s heart and lungs were no longer working” and her “blood pressure and oxygen levels were really low.”

She was in a coma for 10 days, but

She was in a coma for 10 days but “miraculously” recovered. And now she’s sharing her story as a warning to others

The 36-year-old described herself as someone who is

The 36-year-old described herself as someone who is “very active with no health history” and said she typically walks three to five miles a day

What is sepsis?

Sepsis is an extreme reaction of the body to an infection.

This happens when an infection you already have causes a chain reaction in your body.

Without timely treatment, sepsis can quickly lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death.

Symptoms include a fast or slow pulse, fever, shivering or feeling very cold, confusion or disorientation, shortness of breath, severe pain or discomfort, and clammy or sweaty skin.

source: CDC

The 36-year-old — who describes herself as someone who is “very active with no health history” — usually walks three to five miles a day, but just after Labor Day, when she was finishing one of her daily walks, she said she started to feels “very down.”

“I was walking down the street and I was like, ‘Oh my God, don’t pass out,'” she recalled. “This is unusual for me. I am quite active.

‘[But I thought], “Maybe I just walked too long.” It was quite warm that day. I thought nothing of it and went to work the next day.

But as she started getting sicker and sicker, she decided to go to the hospital.

“That’s when I knew something was wrong. You don’t get better, you just feel bad. You can barely move,” she continued.

“Based on the fact that I kept feeling worse and worse, I’m guessing my heart function probably got worse throughout that week and by the time I got to the ER I was septic.

— They did an echocardiogram. My heart function was really low. I had heart failure.

Doctors were sure Jamie would need a heart transplant, but she, thankfully, began to improve on her own.

“We were amazed,” one of her doctors, Dr. Bow “Ben” Chung, told the publication. “It was miraculous.”

Jamie - who has been vaccinated and boosted - recently spoke to the Today show about the terrifying ordeal

Jamie – who has been vaccinated and boosted – recently spoke to the Today show about the terrifying ordeal

She spent a total of almost three weeks in the hospital and during that time lost a lot of muscle, which led to problems walking at first.  She is seeing her boyfriend

She spent a total of almost three weeks in the hospital and during that time lost a lot of muscle, which led to problems walking at first. She is seeing her boyfriend

She had to do physical therapy to regain her strength afterwards, but is now fully recovered.  She is seen in October, one month after the accident

She had to do physical therapy to regain her strength afterwards, but is now fully recovered. She is seen in October, one month after the accident

Jamie spent almost three weeks in the hospital and during that time she lost a lot of muscle, which led to problems walking at first.

She had to do physical therapy to regain her strength afterwards – but is now fully recovered.

As for the biggest lesson she learned from the accident — don’t push yourself too hard too quickly after recovering from an illness.

“I work too much. If you don’t feel well, you should take time to rest,” she emphasized. “Appreciate your body for what it can do.”

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