Staff from DuPont Children's Hospital, in Delaware, were rushed over in an ambulance to transport me to their ICU. They began to administer a heavy dose of antibiotics. I couldn't keep anything down and was still vomiting. I was given ice chips because I was dehydrated.
I don't remember a lot in between. My parents and sister were there with me the whole time. At times they were not allowed into the ward. When they came into the ward, they were made to wear gowns and a mask. I was hospitalised for a week.
I am so lucky to have walked away from the infection with no serious damage. It was treated early enough to prevent serious long term complications