When we got to the hospital the nurses weighed her and took her temperature. Then she was taken into the resuscitation room because she was having difficulties in breathing so she was put on oxygen and given another injection. The doctors said she had meningitis and we have been in the hospital for 10 days so far.
Faith is now recovering and seems to have no after effects but she was born with a small head and her legs are folded together. I hope that Faith has a bright future and she is going recover very well.
Faith’s sickness has brought a big impact on the family because I cannot work in my job selling water and I have three other children. The oldest is 13 years, one is 9 years and the other one is 6 years, two boys and one girl and they have been looked after by their father whilst I have been in the hospital with Faith so he has not been able to work either.
Now I have experience of meningitis I would be able to spot it if anyone else became sick. I have told my husband and some of my relatives about the disease and will tell more people in my village when I get back home that they need to get medical attention quickly and what to look for when one is sick.