A mother's main concern is the health of her children, but what happens when a serious illness is masked by symptoms of a common cold?
One mother is still haunted by her daughter's final words, right before she collapsed on the ground suffering from a cardiac arrest.
Sepsis occurs when the body's response to infection causes injury to its own tissues and organs. Common signs and symptoms include fever, an increased heart rate and breathing rate, and confusion.
The life-threatening condition can be mistaken for the flu, gastroenteritis, or a chest infection. This can lead to shock, organ failure, and death, if these symptoms are not recognized early on.
Sepsis can be treatable, but approximately 40,000 people die each year because they couldn't notice the signs early on.
Now all Chloe's mother can remember are the horrifying flashbacks from just before the start of a new year...