In hospital, two days after she was born, I commented to the nurses that she was pale and jittery, and they duly wrote it on my white notes, took her temperature, which was normal, and said her blood sugar was low, despite that fact that she had just been fed. I now know these are early symptoms of neo-natal meningitis - however, we were discharged.
The following morning when I was changing her I noticed her groin area was blotchy, but her temperature was normal. The midwife arrrived shortly after, and decided that she wasn't happy with her colour and sent us straight down to the GP. By the time we arrived her temperature had risen so we were sent to the hospital. The actions of the midwife and my GP saved Megan's life.
She was given a lumbar puncture immediately, and as it was Friday we were told that it was unlikely we would get the results until Monday but they would treat her for meningitis anyway to be on the safe side. I was actually woken the following morning to be told it was indeed meningitis caused by GBS, and that the next 24 hours were critical.