A few more minutes had passed and I was rushed down to have a CT and MRI scan. As I was waiting on my own in a wheelchair, I couldn't get over how people were looking at me for just wearing a mask. I was really starting to panic as I was the next person in the queue and all of a sudden I could hear my mother running up behind me. She took one look at me with my mask on with tears strolling down my face for her to give me the biggest hug and kiss whilst we embraced the moment. She looked me straight in the eyes and told me that everything was going to be okay as I still cried and asked her 'am I going to die?' The nurse came out to take me in for my scans and my family waited for me back in my room.
As I returned to my room with the porter, the doctor was already there to tell me that I had meningitis. I breathed a big sigh of relief but my parents still looked worried. At that moment in time they couldn't tell me what type I had but got me straight onto an antibiotic drip. My family soon left to go home and for myself to get some rest but it was a very long night. I was in a room all by myself, everyone that was still coming in were wearing masks and I wasn't allowed any visitors.
The next day as I was still on my antibiotic drip two doctors came in to perform a lumbar puncture to finally see what was going on but unfortunately it was unsuccessful as they couldn't get out any fluid. Without the fluid they couldn’t diagnose what type of meningitis I had, so I was treated worst case scenario as I was still so ill.
I spent the next two days in hospital to then be told that I could go home to my little boy on the agreement that for the upcoming week I had to go in for a further seven days to continue my treatment. I would have agreed to anything for me to be able to get home to see my little boy.
I cannot thank my family and friends enough that helped me in the following weeks after I came out of hospital. They ran around after my son and myself and I will be forever grateful for that. To this day I am still suffering with severe headaches and many other after effects of having meningitis and again without my family I would really struggle on day to day basis.