The next day they told me she had septicaemia which was attacking her brain and kidneys, so they put her on a dialysis machine and took a scan of her heart. Her heart wasn't working properly so they gave her medicine for that.
This went on for five days. Then they wanted to give her an operation because she couldn't stay on the dialysis machine any longer. The operation couldn't take place because her infection rate went up and this went on for two days. During this time she was squeezing my hand.
The neurosurgeon came to see me with scan results and showed me where the meningitis was attacking her brain, it was like looking at balls of cotton wool all over her brain.
At 1am on 3rd of April I got a phone call saying that she had taken a turn for the worse and had to go for another brain scan, I stayed up till 4am then went to bed. At 6.35am, two and a half hours later, they phoned again and said I needed to come to her.