As a new mam at the age of 18 i got the fright of my life when my little man got sick, he was just 8 weeks old we were at home and something wasnt right he wasnt feeding he was screaming for ages and nothing could console him!! so eventually that evening i rang the care doctor to come out and check him over he looked at him (not thoroughly) and said he was teething and he would be fine, but i new it was more then that, that night when i put him to bed he finally went asleep after crying for hours i fell asleep myself but not really i was half awake worrying! not to long later i woke up with just a bad feeling i looked at james there he was having a seizure in the cot i took him out and rushed him to the hospital eventually after waiting for ages the doctors revived him!! they did lots of tests including a lumber puncture and the next day it was confirmed he had meningitis he was put in to darkened isolation and put on many ivs in his arms legs and head, he had 7 seizures while in hospital. I was brought in to a small room and they sat me down and listed all the effects that the disease could have on him after much agony and pain james made a full recovery after a few weeks and was left home. but not for long he was back in within a few days with pneumonia his immune stystem was very low and for years after james was very sick with every kinds of illnesses he had surgery done on his heart at the age of 6 due ta stress and damage on it and thank god he is like a new child hasnt been sick in a hole year nearly 2. he is our little fighter and a miracle. so i would say to everyone never trust anyone over your own instinct you no best if james didnt have that seizure he would not be hear today the disease would have took his life.
Posted in About meningitis & septicaemia by jenny halley on 21 April 2012