By Stuff reporter: Libby Wilson
It was all Paige Nicholson could do to keep her eyes open as she rang her dad and said “GP, now.”
A sudden fever and shaking struck the 25-year-old Waikato nurse one night in early July, and by the next day, she knew she urgently needed help.
“Walking in to the GP, I thought, whatever’s going on, I’ve left it way too late,” she says.
She had sepsis – also known as blood poisoning or septicaemia.