We got to the hospital by public transport and I had to borrow money from a neighbour because me and my husband did not have any money that we could use for transport, we could not wait for the ambulance because it might not come at all or take too long to get to clinic.
At the hospital they moved Lawrence to the front of the queue, after being weighed he was taken into the emergency room where he was put on oxygen, the doctors did not know what was wrong with him so they did a lumber puncture and took some blood samples on him to find what was wrong with him. They think it could be meningitis since the results are not yet out and we have been in hospital for five days which has been difficult as I have another child.
My other son is 4 ½ and is being looked after by his father whilst we are here but he works a security guard at mount Soche hotel so when he is on night duty he has to leave the child with my brother who lives nearby.
I am hoping Lawrence is going to be ok and his future is going to be good but I am scared of what after effects that he may have because of what I have heard about the after effects of the disease and knew two children who died from meningitis.
I think I would be able to spot the disease now that Lawrence has had it and have told my family members what to look out for and to get medical help immediately.
Footnote: Our Aspire research nurse Harriet has since discovered that Lawrence has now developed hydrocephalus as a result of contracting meningitis. This has been caused by a build-up of fluid inside the skull, which can increase pressure and cause damage to the brain if not treated correctly.