Throughout the day the doctors did numerous tests and couldn't find what was causing her to be so unsettled and causing her temperature . Later that day they asked our permission to do a lumbar puncture and we agreed. A few hours later we got the devistating news she had meningitis and that she had cells for both bacterial and viral.
We spent a week in hospital, we had some really dark days fuelled by uncertainty of the future, we didn't know anyone that had been in this situation, we only had family and friends to talk to. Doctors weren't telling us much and we just had to take each days as it came. Luckily Amelie reacted well to the antibiotics and was able to fight the virus, the doctors told us how lucky we were for finding the virus so early.
Amelie thankfully made a full recovery after a tough week in hospital, she displayed true grit and determination. Amelie has had follow up hearing tests, luckily again her hearing hasn't been effected.
We acted so quickly when we knew Amelie wasn't right, and I am so glad I trusted my instincts and took her to the hospital that morning.
She is my inspiration and that's why next year I'm running the London Marathon for this charity! My motivation lies within my daughter, she's inspired me beyond words. Visit my just giving page.