I had sepsis from a perforated colon after a colonoscopy. I refused to have surgery every day she came in and mentioned it. I had a tube in stomach with a drainage bag. I had 2 high powered antibiotics running intravenously 24 hrs a day for 7 days. Had cat scans to monitor the infection. Was sent home with the stomach tube which was removed a couple weeks later. Was sent home with 2 oral antibiotics. It took 4to 6 weeks to get well and told me I could still have to have surgery if it perforated again. So far I have been fine and that was 4years ago.