Elakisho contracting meningitis has affected the family a lot as she is frequently ill, the left hand side of her body is weak and she limps when she walks and we think she has a problem with her sight as well. When we were at QECH I was told to go back if I noticed anything had changed in her and I went to see Dr Tapana again.
Elakisho has been referred to have physiotherapy and we have been given exercises for her to do as she keeps folding her thumb into the middle of her hand and needs to stretch it back out.
My husband, Goster, was very worried about his daughter being sick. He is not employed at moment but he has a driving license and is looking for a job. He said: “Elakisho is always ill and I wish that she would get well so she can be like all the other children.
I couldn’t tell you what the symptoms are of meningitis as I didn’t know about the disease before my baby became sick but I have been telling my friends about what happened. Many people in my village think that meningitis is just malaria that affects the brain.