This case involves a twelve-year-old boy who was taken by EHS to a tertiary care facility with severe knee pain. The patient’s mother stated that a week prior to presentation, the patient experienced symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection associated with low-grade fever, but the symptoms had resolved quickly. According to the mother, the boy’s knee pain started three days before the presentation, and she had brought him to a family physician who determined that the pain was most likely due to growing pains. The patient was admitted to the hospital when he became increasingly ill after a 6-hour emergency room (ER) wait. The patient was worked up for a septic knee joint and confirmed to have septic arthritis. Due to the severity of the illness, however, the patient required intubation and a two-week hospital stay. The boy was discharged but suffered from long-term joint damage and residual kidney damage from the septic shock endured during his care.