A happy ending! I wanted to share our story to give others hope.
Our 13 month old daughter Elise was off colour on the Tuesday, she wasn't eating much at all and was very lethargic. We took her to the doctor who said it was a virus, to go home and just give her water. The next day saw her become increasingly sleepy, sick and not even drinking. We saw a different doctor, who was concerned that Elise had become dehydrated and phoned the hospital who sent an ambulance. Upon arriving in hospital, examinations revealed that she wasn't as dehydrated as our doctor had thought. Even so, they hooked her up to a drip and took blood tests. The blood tests came back and revealed something was wrong. The registrar thought that she most likely had a bladder infection and took a urine sample, which came back clear, then ordered a chest xray, which came back clear. He then came to discuss a lumbar puncture with us.