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meningitis & septicaemia can kill in hours!

People who are faced with meningitis and septicaemia have to act fast to help save a life.

Advice please

2 comments

Posted by Laura on 23 June 2012

Hi,
Three weeks ago my father was diagnosed with pneumoccal meningitis and got strep A from an ear infection. he was in intensive care for 8 days , then a hgih dependency unit and he is now on a medical ward. He is beginning to recognise family members but is very confused and disorientated and unsteady on his feet.he does not seem to be aware that he is in hospital adn what has happened to him. he has little appetite and is sleeping a lot at present. he is also getting some bad headaches. Before the meningitis he was a fit and healthy man. I'm just wondering whether all this is normal as the doctors dont give us that much information. Will things get better? any advice would be gratefully recieved.

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Posted on 15 July 2012

Comment by David Pearl

Hi Laura,Sorry to hear about your father,about 4 months ago i contracted menigitis Menincocool,which i was told by the hospital that it is life threatning,i was in hospital for 1 week mainly on a drip for about 6 days,and they discharged me after a week i returned to work after 4 days on a part time basis and went to full time after two weeks,you have to encourage your father to get him to believe he will get stronger and better,i am 61,good luck to him.

Posted on 12 July 2012

Comment by Joy G

Laura, I'm so sorry to hear about your father. You didn't say how old he is, but the sad fact is, the later in life a person has this, the harder it is to recover. But, he can recover. It's scary for the family to watch. I had viral mengitis when I was 7 to 8. Spent 8 wks in hospital, in coma, blind, etc. It's a long road, and I hope at this writing your father is much better. Pray, and trust God.

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