They took me for head scans and did five or six lumbar punctures. At this time I didn't know what was going on. I blacked out and woke up two hours later in the ICU in Palma Hospital. The translator had just told my mum back in England that I only had a couple of hours to live, so my mum tried getting the quickest flight to Palma. When she did, it was the day after, and was so happy to see me alive.
The doctors who treated me had realised they got the antibiotics into my system just in time. They told me I had to have the two-week treatment there. The Spanish health authority was superb; they called me when I got back home and asked if I was feeling OK, and called my school to inform them what had happened. (The NHS had not kept record of this).
A couple days after I had come home I went to visit my GP. He had not known what had happened, and he said they had not any information from the Spanish health authority, even though they rang the NHS up and my doctors' surgery to tell them one of their patients had been diagnosed with meningitis/septicaemia. Now my family GP doesn't want to see me, and doesn't want to help, because he thought we were 'rude' and 'overwhelming' towards him. He wouldn't help me, or send a letter to my headteacher, because I seemed fine and he didn't think I needed to be on a reduced timetable. I am not fully recovered, I have learning difficulties and my immune system isn't still back as it used to be, and with my GCSEs coming up this year, I know that I will be affected with it, and my GP won't help with it.