Our nightmare began at 3am when we heard him moaning and rushed through to find him cold, unresponsiveand purple from head to foot. We rushed straight to hospital, never left his side and watched helplessas the doctors and nurses desperately worked on him for nearly 90 minutes. They were unable to savehim. He died less than 18 hours after his first symptom.
We now must deal with the misery, pain and guilt that we sat with our beautiful boy all day obliviousto the deadly disease destroying him. It is vital that more people are aware of just how quickmeningiccocal septicaemia can kill with no warning until it is too late. Don't assume you havetomorrow. And doctors need to trust parent's instincts regarding the health of their children.