Meningitis in your words

Rochak Sedhai's story

  • Location: Nepal
  • Categories: Bacterial meningitis
  • Age: Baby 0-1
  • Relationship: Brother or Sister
  • Outcome: Recovery with after effects
  • After effects: Epilepsy - Seizures (Fits)
Rochak Sedhai

He was a year old when he got affected with meningitis.

We were in a rural area so we couldn't get a proper treatment for him in time. He showed the common symptoms as diarrhoea, high fever, vomiting.

My mom thought it’s because he is growing his teeth so he is showing the symptoms. After 2-3 days, mom and dad took him to the nearby hospital they said it’s common in childhood as he is growing his teeth.

After some days his head started growing bigger and he became weaker. Then after a week doctor told us to take our baby to other good hospital as he cannot treat him. So mom and dad took him in an ambulance to Kathmandu Kanti Children's Hospital.

The doctor treated him, operated and took the excess water from his brain and back bone. He is now 25 years old and he is mute and deaf and also gets the seizure time to time. He still has the brain surrounded with loads of water which is preventing him from growing up mentally.

Please help us, we are not from economically good family. I need a better treatment for my brother.

Resha Sedhai
June 2018