My grandson Harvey was eight months old when he contracted meningococcal meningitis on 29th January 2011.
After a bad night’s sleep he woke with a temperature, his eyes did not seem to focus and was not with it at all, he didn’t know who anyone was.
We took him straight to the doctors, she saw him right away while she was looking at him he was sick and within seconds the rash appeared. He was rushed by ambulance to hospital and by this time he was unconscious. The medical staff worked for hours to stabilise him. He was then rushed to Great Ormond Street Hospital PICU on every type of machine to keep him alive.
I stayed with my daughter there at GOSH, every day just watching him, hoping and praying for him to get better. He needed a blood transfusion, he had fits, one leg had no movement then we almost lost him, but after ten long days Harvey woke up.