Meningitis in your words

Brooklyn Blelloch's story

  • Location: Scotland
  • Categories: Bacterial meningitis
  • Age: Baby 0-1
  • Relationship: Parent
  • Outcome: Full recovery
Brooklyn Blelloch

Brooklyn was born on 12th October 2018.

At 9 days old we called the hospital as all night he screamed, had the sweats, cold sick and wouldn't open his eyes.

After a lumber puncture, they confirmed our son had bacterial meningitis and he required medication urgently.

He was on 3 different antibiotics by cannula, then long line. 35 days in total he was in hospital receiving treatment. He was given a further MRI scan which showed this also caused a bleed to the brain. Such a scary time.

1st of December he was discharged and bug free - the greatest feeling ever, but the worry and fear will always be with me.

He is now 6 months old and is an amazing little guy. He’s had regular checks for hearing and limbs to ensure it hasn't affected anything.

So far so good. He is a fighter.

Lauren Blelloch
April 2019