Support, Resources & Stories
We are here to help support amputees and their families or carers in adjusting to their life changing experience through providing support networks from other quad amputees so we can help learn from each other’s experiences. We can offer help by:
- Providing support to you and your family from families in a similar situation.
- Answer questions about your amputation.
- Promote opportunities and educate events that would benefit a amputee or carer.
- Help organise fundraisers to help reach your goals.
- Tips & tricks in daily living as a quad amputee.
Help us raise awareness
Common signs and symptoms can include:
Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to infection injures its own tissues and organs. Common signs and symptoms include fever, increased heart rate, increased breathing rate, and confusion. There also may be symptoms related to a specific infection, such as a cough with pneumonia, or painful urination with a kidney infection. In the very young, old, and people with a weakened immune system, there may be no symptoms of a specific infection and the body temperature may be low or normal, rather than high. Severe sepsis is sepsis causing poor organ function or insufficient blood flow. Insufficient blood flow may be evident by low blood pressure, high blood lactate, or low urine output. Septic shock is low blood pressure due to sepsis that does not improve after reasonable amounts of intravenous fluids are given. Read more