We were told not to go back to primary health clinic if she became sick again but to go straight to QECH because she had already been referred and this could be a recurring problem.
We were at home for two weeks when she became ill again, I was told to wait for an ambulance or use public transport but I decided to get the minibus as it was quicker than waiting for the ambulance. I had to borrow money to get to the hospital. When we got to QECH she was admitted and treated at the hospital for another three weeks.
When Dorika first got sick I thought she had malaria but was told she had meningitis which is a disease that stiffens the neck and affects the brain.
I think I would be able to recognise some of the symptoms of meningitis but not all of them. I have been telling people in the village what to look for and not to wait.