We were not allowed to stay with her and spent the night in a hostel. The following day doctors told us the worst scenario: as I couldn't imagine her disabled or even worse I prayed she would pull through and be OK.
She started to improve and we rented a flat in Nicosia for two weeks, but then we had to come back to Paphos and I made the four hour round trip every day with a member of my family just to see her for one hour, as they were very strict on visiting times.
After four weeks she was discharged and we brought her back home. The doctors were brilliant and tried to explain as best they could everything to us. She had MRI scans, hearing and sight tests and was on anti-epileptic drugs for over a year after, but has not had any problems.
She is now a healthy, happy seven-year-old with two younger sisters; she has a few hurdles at school but she could have had these without the meningitis.
We have raised money for meningitis research in previous years and any breakthrough to help any type of this disease would be a blessing!