had septsis and that indeed can be fatal. Swim knows that one very,very well, swim was only 22 years old when he got that and it almost killed him. After 19 days of ICU and a collapsed lung, he decided to retire. Doctors told him 60% of patients with septsis die. Mostly the elderly. They give potent anti-biotics that are so strong they burn, and for swim they burned so bad, they had to give him morphine
and change his i.v location every 8 hrs in the hospital.
Swim has never heard of anyone dying from cotton fever. Although it is very scary when it happens the first time and one is pondering wheather they are going to die or not, since the onset is so fast. It can literally start within 15min after injection, but can sometimes take almost an hour to onset. Swim had cotton fever many, many times. He was so scared that he almost went to hospital the first time it happend, but a friend called him a "pussy" and informed him of what was happening.
It is very uncomfortable to say the least. Swim layed in the corner next to his mothers hard wood stove and was still freezing cold, but the worst part was the headache from swims teeth chattering so hard.
Most people who inject everyday all day will catch it at one point or another, when swim did, his friend called him a p***y and patted him on the back and said "congradulations, you popped your cherry"
But this totally sucked donkey balls, and may be funny to swim now, but definately was no laughing matter at the time.