Sunday, September 21, 2008

That's Not Going To Help Him Get The Ladies

According to the National Institute of Health website:

Sepsis is a life-threatening illness. Your body's response to a bacterial infection usually causes it. Your immune system goes into overdrive, overwhelming normal processes in your blood. The result is that small blood clots form, blocking blood flow to vital organs. This can lead to organ failure. Babies, old people and those with weakened immune systems are most likely to get sepsis. But even healthy people can become deathly ill from it. A quick diagnosis can be crucial, because one third of people who get sepsis die from it.

Sepsis is usually treated in a hospital intensive care unit (ICU). IV antibiotics and fluids may be given to try to knock out the infection and to keep blood pressure from dropping too low. Patients may also need respirators to help them breathe.

So can anybody tell me why the guy at the car wash today had a vanity plate that read “SEPSIS?” That’s just sick…pun intended.


Anonymous said...

Maybe he (or someone at the DMV) is dyslexic and it was supposed to say "Pepsis" ?

lanee1 said...

i must say that is the strangest definition i have seen for sepsis, but then what do i know? sepsis with the question mark?