Our family’s experience with Meningitis, not once, but TWICE!

Meningitis is a disorder in which the linings that surround the brain and the spinal cord (the meninges) become inflamed. It can be caused by several different types of bacteria or viruses, and can occur at any age.

Meningitis is potentially a very serious illness, and the casualty may deteriorate very fast. Prompt treatment in hospital with antibiotic drugs is vital. Without immediate treatment, meningitis may cause permanent disability, such as deafness or brain damage, and it can even be fatal.

For this reason, it is important that you are able to recognize the symptoms of meningitis – these include high fever, severe headache, and a distinctive rash. With early diagnosis and treatment, most people make a full recovery.

Source : First Aid Manual Revised 8thEdition

Meningitis is not a common illness and it is rare for a person to be hit by it once in his/her lifetime, and it is very rare for a normal adult to be hit by it twice in a lifetime, so it was very, very unfortunate that my elder son was hit by meningitis not once, but TWICE in a year, in a space of a few months apart this year to be exact.

I quote the doctor’s own words. “Being hit by meningitis twice in a year is like being struck by lightning twice in a lifetime, which is very, very rare, and unfortunately, it had to happen to your son.”

There are two types of meningitis – viral and bacterial meningitis with bacterial meningitis being deemed as the more dangerous between the two.

I have been through the pain of seeing my elder son suffer from meningitis not once but twice this year and because it is such a dangerous illness, I decided to write this article to share my experience and to warn others of the dangers of this illness by talking about the symptoms, the test done to confirm meningitis as well as some of the complications that can arise after having had the test for meningitis done.

At the beginning of this year, barely a week into the new school term, my elder son complained of severe headache and was running an extremely high temperature and kept complaining that the lights were disturbing him. He also complained that there was pain just above both his eyelids.

He has a history of severe migraines, so I thought that was just one of those bad migraine attacks, so I quickly made an urgent appointment with the doctor who has been looking after him for his migraine and rushed down to his clinic.

At the clinic, thanks to the doctor’s experience and expertise, he told me that he suspected it could be a case of meningitis and said to admit him immediately.

I almost fainted when I heard the word “meningitis”. The first time I heard of the word “meningitis” was when I was in Secondary School when our Principal announced one morning during assembly that one of our schoolmates, had died of meningitis the day before. Said she had high fever, went into coma and never regain consciousness. From that day onwards, the word “meningitis” got stuck in my mind and I would equate “meningitis” with “high fever” and subsequently, “death”.

So when I heard the word “meningitis” from the doctor, my world crushed and I felt as it I was being served a death sentence. There was no time to loose, all I wanted then was for my son to be admitted and treated immediately. He was conscious, but was very, very weak and very, very hot to touch and the severe headache was driving him crazy and his words were incoherent. He could not walk by himself and had to be wheeled from the clinic to the hospital in a wheelchair. Luckily for us, the doctor’s clinic was in the medical centre of the hospital.

We quickly got my son admitted and upon admission, I was asked to sign a consent form for my son to undergo a procedure called “lumbar puncture”, also commonly known as a “spinal tap”.

A lumbar puncture takes samples of the fluid around the spine and brain, known as cerebral spinal fluid and it involves inserting a needle into the middle of the lower back collecting some drops of fluid. The procedure was done under local anesthetic under sterile conditions in the hospital room itself.

A few hours after the tests, the results came back and it was positive for viral meningitis, the lesser of the two devils, but the results for bacterial meningitis would take one or two days. That was enough to have me worrying for the next two days till the results came back. Meanwhile, he was treated accordingly for the viral meningitis. 

The doctor warned that should he be tested positive for bacterial meningitis, all classmates, teachers, family, friends or relatives or whoever who had come into contact with him a few days before his admission would have to be put on a course of antibiotics, as a safety precaution. I quickly informed his form teacher about it so that he can be prepared.

Fortunately for us, the results came back negative for the bacterial meningitis and the school was informed accordingly. 

My son stayed in hospital for a week and was given another one week of medical leave before he returned to school, but unfortunately, our worries did not end there.

He was fine after he was discharged from hospital, but about one or two days after returning home, he kept complaining of a disturbing headache each time he stood up or sat up and the pain would go away the moment he laid down to rest. I decided to take him back to the doctor earlier that his pre-scheduled follow-up date. 

The doctor said what my son was suffering from was what is commonly called a “low-pressure headache”, a common complication of the lumbar puncture that was done at the hospital a week ago. Said it’s a very common complication though it does not affect everyone and if it does, it affects different people in different ways and one of the cures for “low-pressure headache” is by drinking plenty of fluids and increasing caffeine intake.

Increasing caffeine intake? I thought I was hearing things but the doctor assured me that yes, increasing caffeine intake is one method of dealing with the complication of a lumbar puncture. He prescribed some medicine for him as well while advising us to let him drink as much caffeinated drinks as possible in order to cure the low pressure headache. We had a good laugh when the doctor rattled off words like Coke, Pepsi, Mountain Dew and Coffee as “his prescription!”

I was shocked when I heard that as that was the first time I heard of such a thing as using caffeine as a cure for something. I never knew caffeine can be a “good thing”. I did a search on the internet and found that true to what the doctor advised, caffeine is indeed a cure for “low-pressure headache”. Here are some links for those who are interested in reading more.

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/neurology_neurosurgery/conditions_main/low_csf_headache.html 

http://www.merck.com/mmpe/sec16/ch216/ch216e.html

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/spinal_tap/page2_em.htm

I was convinced after reading the articles on the Internet, so over the next few days, we literally ‘drowned’ our son with all kinds of caffeinated drinks and true to the doctor’s prediction, my son recovered and eventually went back to school two weeks from the onset of the meningitis.

We thought we had seen the end of the meningitis episode in our lives and never in our wildest dreams did we expect the meningitis to return again a few months later down the road.

On the eve of Hari Raya Puasa this year, the same son complained of severe headache in the evening and again, we thought he was simply having a bad migraine attack. He took the standby medicine which we have at home for the migraine and hoped for the best. The pain subsided after about an hour or so and my son went to sleep.

However, at about 3plus in the middle of the night, he woke up with yet another severe headache and was running a very high fever and he also complained of nausea. He was extremely hot to touch and began to show signs of disorientation, so I rushed him down to the A&E at 4.00am. Call it motherly instinct or whatever, but I suspected that it was meningitis that we were dealing with again.

The resident doctor at the A&E deemed his condition serious enough to be admitted immediately and to make a long story short, yes, a lumbar puncture was done again. Incidentally, the lumbar puncture test was not done by our regular doctor as he was on leave at the time of my son’s admission, but yes, it was confirmed he was infected with meningitis the second time in a space of a few months and even the doctor himself was puzzled.

However, this time round, probably due to our experience a few months back, we were not as worried and also because we had complete faith in the doctor and knew that he was in control.

He stayed for about one week in the hospital and was discharged the following Sunday. He was well when he left the hospital, but the moment he reached home, he started vomiting and kept complaining about a mild headache each time he stood up, the exact complaints that he complained about the last time.

Thinking that it could be the due to the complications of the lumbar puncture again, I called the doctor for advice and was told to continue with the medicine that was given the last time for the complication and to increase his caffeine intake again like the last time but to see him at his clinic the next day if the symptoms persisted.

Since we increased his caffeine intake, we thought he would respond to it like he did the last time, but unfortunately, this time round, by the following day, he was still complaining of low-pressure headache and continued to vomit.

I then decided to take him back to the clinic as advised by the doctor. 

At the clinic, he kept complaining of giddiness and the nurse ushered us to a spare room and my son was allowed to rest while we waited for the doctor to attend to him. Seeing that my son was in great discomfort, another patient gave up his place in the queue and allowed the doctor to attend to my son first since his situation was not as serious as my son’s. We were really lucky to have met such a kind man like him.

The doctor came in and checked on my son and told me that it’s not normal for the complication of the lumbar puncture to last so long, and he said he had no choice but to resort to a simple procedure called “Blood Patch” to rectify the leak in his spine since that leak was what’s causing the headache and vomiting. He told me he would revert after he has made the necessary arrangement for the procedure.

I asked him what the procedure entailed and sensing the worried look on my face and voice, he simply said the procedure was as simple as drawing some blood from another part of my son’s body and then injecting the blood into the exact hole in the spine where the lumbar puncture was done, to “seal the leak”, his exact words, so to speak.

Okay, simple enough, right?  So can you imagine my shock when the nurse came to me and asked what sort of hospital room I wanted for my son?

“What room?” I asked. “You mean my son has to be admitted for the simple procedure? Thought it is just a simple procedure that can be done here?”

The nurse replied in a very reassuring voice, “Yes, a simple procedure, but unfortunately, this simple procedure must be done in the sterile conditions of Operating Theatre, not here.”

Goodness me, I was shocked beyond words!

Okay, I suppose the doctor knew better, right? So off we went to get the admission procedure done and the nurse told me that the procedure was scheduled for 3.30pm in the afternoon.

At about 3.00pm, my son was wheeled into the Operating Theatre and the doctor told me that at most, the procedure would only take 15 to 20 minutes. 5 minutes turned to 10, to 15, to 20 and then 30 and more and it seemed like eternity while I waited outside the Operating Theatre so can you imagine my worry when my son did not appear till about 5.00pm in the evening?

Thought the doctor said it was a simple procedure that would only take 15 to 20 minutes at most? But yet there was nothing I could do about it apart from waiting outside the Operating Theatre and the sight of a first-time father pacing up and down the corridor did not help to make things more comfortable either. His wife was also in the Operating Theatre, having a Caesarian Section to deliver their first child.

I asked the doctor when he finally appeared from the Operating Theatre and he said first of all, another doctor who was asked to assist in the procedure came a bit late since it was a last minute urgent arrangement and he had other prior appointments to take care of. But on top of that, he explained that the procedure took a bit longer than usual because they had difficulty finding my son’s veins. Because he was on intravenous drips throughout his earlier hospital stay, his veins were swollen and therefore finding suitable veins to draw blood proved a bit difficult, hence the delay, but well, whatever it was, important thing was that the procedure went well and the effect was almost immediate. By evening time, my son was feeling much better and was no longer complaining of giddiness nor feeling nauseous.

To play safe, the doctor kept my son there for 2 days after the procedure just to be sure that he was absolutely alright when he was discharged.

While I was at the hospital the second time round, I checked out on the “Blood Patch” procedure and realised that it was not as simple as the doctor had made it to sound. He probably knew I was up to my neck with worries, so didn’t want to frighten me further. My son was wide awake throughout the procedure and from his description, the procedure was definitely no walk in the park.

Here are some links on the “Blood Patch Procedure” and it is also called “Epidural Blood Patch”. 

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2702479/epidural_blood_patch_purpose_and_procedure.html?cat=5

http://my.clevelandclinic.org/disorders/headaches/hic_spinal_headache.aspx

Glad to say that everything ended very well under the care of our very experienced doctor and it’s been a few weeks since the meningitis attack the second time round and I am really glad to put that episode behind us. My son has since gone back to school as per normal.

To sum it up, once again, I want to warn that meningitis is a very dangerous illness and must be treated as soon as the symptoms appear. For my son’s case, he had extremely high fever, very severe headache, sensitivity to lights and also pain in the eyelids, but there was no rash at all on his body even though that is one symptom of meningitis and my final advice to all is to trust your motherly instinct and get medical attention right away the moment you suspect your child or any of your loved ones to be suffering from a meningitis infection. Do not delay medical treatment as your loved ones’ life is at stake.

©25hourmaid
October 2010

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Thank you for such a detailed

Thank you for such a detailed sharing re. meningitis. My nephew is currently hospitalised for the same thing and it was very useful for me to read about (possibly) expecting the subsequent low pressure headaches etc. I will be sharing your article with my sister too. 

 

May i ask you which hospital your son was admitted to, and also, did you have any hindsight re. how he caught it? simply because we are so puzzled with how he managed to catch it, and of course with 5 kids between my sister and i, we would like to ensure that it can be prevented in the future.

 

Hats off to you for your quick reactions and also caring enought to share your experience. 

Hi there.. May I know which

Hi there.. May I know which hospital and doctor that you had your son treated? It’s a private hospital?

Thanks for sharing :)

Thanks for sharing 🙂

Hi Happy Mama Yes, getting

Hi Happy Mama

Yes, getting immediate medial attention, having the right doctor and right diagnosis is of utmost importance where meningitis is concerned. Can be a matter of life and death, so do not take meningitis lightly and yes, I am so glad for that doctor who saved my son’s life not once but twice, forever indebted to him.

 

 

 

maid to 3 men and a dog … 

Thanks for sharing

Hi Maid, thanks for sharing this article. It is really informative and I will take note of the symptoms..  Your son is so lucky to be under the good hands of professional doctors.

Glad to hear your son is well now…

Cheers! Happy Mama.

Hi amylqf You are most

Hi amylqf

You are most welcome.  Glad to share so that others can learn from our experience.

 

maid to 3 men and a dog … 

tks for sharing

tks for sharing

Hi chatelaine Yes, fever by

Hi chatelaine

Yes, fever by itself is not an illness, it is an indication that something is not right somewhere with our bodies, better trust and pay attention to those fevers, especially those that seem a bit high and linger on.

 

maid to 3 men and a dog … 

Glad to know this

Hi 25hourmaid

I didn’t know Meningitis could be so serious. At least I know now, will take extra care when they have fever.

Thanks for the Great Info.! 

Hi mintcc When my son first

Hi mintcc

When my son first got meningitis in January this year, I told myself I must find time to write about it to warn others about this very dangerous illness, but never really got down to doing it due to lack of time so when he got it a second time, I decided that I should not delay anymore as time is essence and I definitely want to warn others about it in the shortest time frame possible, that’s why decided to sit down and started pounding on the keyboard to put my thoughts into words.

It was not easy penning down my thoughts and trust me, it took me about 1 to 2 weeks to finish the whole article but I felt that the time I spent writing about it was worth the effort for the benefit of others.

Thanks for sharing that little chat you had with the taxi driver.  It brought tears to my eyes as it reminded me of how desperate/depressed/frightened/useless I felt when I the doctor first confirmed that it was meningitis that my son was suffering from in January this year.  Like I said in my article, I felt as if I was served a death sentence as like you said, the word meningitis has been associated with and edged in my mind as a very deadly and dangerous illness since I first heard that word in my teens donkeys years ago.

Yes, meningitis is a dangerous illness, but if discovered early, and with the care from the right doctor, one can fully recover from it, but timely medical intervention is of utmost importance!

It’s been barely one month since my son’s discharge, but looking at him now, nobody would be able to guess that one month ago, he was hooked up with all kinds of IV drips, lying in hospital, fighting a very dangerous illness. Yes, at one stage, it pained me so much to see that my son had at least 5 to 6 bottles of different IV drips  tubes running through his veins via a single tube, sometimes two.

 

 

 

maid to 3 men and a dog … 

Dear 25hourmaid, I am so

Dear 25hourmaid, I am so glad your DS have fully recovered and could only imagine how stressful it must have been for you at that time.

I once sat on a taxi where the old driver was advising me not to spend too much time working and neglect taking care of our health.  Tears flow as the old man finally revealed that he had lost an adult daughter to meningitis. The name of the illness become associated with something fatal since then.

Thank you for sharing with us on the symptoms and that the disease can be treated when discovered early. The information is certainly very useful as being vigilant to illness will certainly make a huge difference to whether we fully recover from it.

Thank you tree nymph, glad

Thank you tree nymph, glad to see you here and yes, it’s a useful read, but I hope that none of you would ever have to go through what I went through, not once, but twice!

Sometimes, for certain things, ignorance is bliss, but where meningitis is concerned, I would rather you not be ignorant about it.    It is too dangerous to be ignored.

Yes, thanks for the good wishes, don’t we parents wish only the best and only way UP for our kids? 

 

maid to 3 men and a dog … 

Hope your son will be doing well from here on!

25hourmaid,

sorry to hear about your ordeal, and thanks so much for sharing with us so we can also be alert on this.  I’ve not been through this and hope that I will never have to.  My dd2 had rotavirus before but certainly not as severe as this.

Yet, its really frustrating not to know the whys…  and here i was ignorantly blissed, thinking our kids had the vaccination for it…

I hope your kids will do well from now onwards, after been in the low, now the only way is UP! 

Hi Augmum Yes, I totally

Hi Augmum

Yes, I totally agree with you that while meningitis is a very serious illness, IT IS very frustrating now knowing how or when the person got infected with it.  At least if we how and when, we can take precaution to try to prevent it, right?  But unfortunately, there is nothing we can do about it till we are hit by it!  Sad but true.

And yes, I totally agree with you about the choice of a doctor too.  The expertise and experience of the doctor plays a very important role in the speedy recovery of the person suffering from meningitis and I am very glad that my son was under the care of a very experienced doctor from Day 1.

I was at the doctor’s clinic for my son’s follow up the other day and the nurse was telling me about another patient who was unlucky enough to have been hit by meningits twice in two weeks!  Gosh,  I thought my son’s two episodes in 9 months was bad enough, but to be hit twice in 2 weeks would have been a nightmare, not that ours wasn’t to begin with.

The nurse told me that the first time, the 18-year old girl had high fever which did not seem to subside, so the parents brought her to the A&E of the private hospital and suspecting meninigits, they called in my son’s doctor while they admitted the girl.  My son’s doctor confirmed the A&E’s doctor’s diagnosis and the girl was treated accordingly and recovered.  

Then 2 weeks later, the girl collapsed at home due to a high fever again and was sent by ambulance to a government hospital but was not diagnosed as meningitis and like you said, the hospital warded her for observation, without a proper diagnosis. Fortunately for the girl’s mother’s maternal instincts, the mum decided to call on my son’s doctor for advice and upon hearing the symptoms, the girl’s mum was told to transfer her to the private hospital where the doctor practised and true enough, it turned out to be meningits again for the poor girl!  Goodness me,  like you said, the chioce of doctor is so critical in a life and death situation like this!   

And that brings me to another incident at least 10 years ago.  My mum’s neighbour’s 18-year old girl died all of a sudden due to "high fever" too after being sent by ambulance to a government hospital and now that I know the dangers of meningitis and how the government hospitals work, I am wondering if that poor girl did actually die of meningitis that was not diagnosed properly in the first place?   *** Shudders *** 

 

 

maid to 3 men and a dog … 

thks for yr sharing of your experience

hi 25hrmaid,

thks for sharing yr experience. so sorry to hear yr elder son been through it twice and u must had a very hard time looking after him. Glad he is well now.

yes, meningitis is a very serious illness and the worst is that we not know how or when the person had it. i remembered reading a news regarding a child who had meningitis and his parents did send the child to a govt hospital (can’t remeber which hospital) as the child was running a high fever. But, according to the father, the hospital only kept the child under observation. (i dun know whether the hospital run any tests for the child for meningitis).

seeing no recovery for his chld, his father insisted to transfer him to a pte hospital whereby the child was diagnosed with meningitis. so the experience of the doctor plays a critcal role………

 

Hi duriz You bet, harrowing

Hi duriz

You bet, harrowing is the right word to describe our experience, twice over!

No, no brave mum like I said before.  Call it maternal instincts but I am sure all mums would do what I did for their kids, right?

Yes, he is the one who has been playing around with my avatars and BigD’s too.

 

 

 

maid to 3 men and a dog … 

Thank you for sharing,

Thank you for sharing, maid.

What harrowing experiences for you and twice over 

Am glad the doctors, nurses and most importantly Mommy dearest took things into their hands and things turned out well in the end.

Any kind of illness to our little ones are not to be trifled with, especially the ones with high fevers. Your lucky (and now happy healthy) DS and you the brave Momma 

BTW, is he the one making you all those great avatars 

Hi smum Yes, it is good to

Hi smum

Yes, it is good to know how dangerous meningitis is but of course, I really hope you won’t have to go through it personally like I did.

 

maid to 3 men and a dog … 

Thank you for sharing your

Thank you for sharing your experience. This is really helpful as I have no idea it could be so serious.

Hi jedamum Sorry about your

Hi jedamum

Sorry about your cousin.  Yes, having an unexplained fever is a big worry be it to kids or adults alike and yes, we mothers have this special gift called maternal instincts and must say nine out of ten times, our maternal instincts takes over when things just don’t seem right.

No, no brave mum here, but trusted my maternal instincts and am really glad for that gift. 

maid to 3 men and a dog … 

Hi ksi Not surprised that

Hi ksi

Not surprised that you do not know what I have been through till now.  Believe you know my style by now.  I am not the type to talk much about family/personal stuff on the forum, but decided to share this experience because of the dangers of meningits and am hoping that others would learn from my experience and to be able to spot the tell-tale signs of meningitis, but of course, I really hope that no other parents would have to go through what I went through with this dangerous illness.

maid to 3 men and a dog … 

hi 25hourmaid, my cousin

hi 25hourmaid,

my cousin was 17 yo when he passed away.

kids having fever is always a worry to us adults. at times, really have to trust maternal instincts.

you are one very brave mum. kudos!

Wah friend!! I did not know

Wah friend!! I did not know you had been dealing with so much until now!
Thanks for sharing and educating us on this. I am totally terrified of the bacteria and viruses around us as we are constantly plagued by strange fevers that cannot be explained. At least now there is something else for me to think about for a stubborn fever.

Wishing everyone pink in health!!

ksi

Hi BlurBee Thanks for

Hi BlurBee

Thanks for dropping by. Good to share my experience so that others can learn a thing or two about this very dangerous illness.

 

maid to 3 men and a dog … 

Thanks for your sharing.

Thanks for your sharing, maid.

So glad that your son is well now.

Hi jedamum I am sorry to

Hi jedamum

I am sorry to hear about your cousin.  How old was he/she when he/she died of meningitis?  Hope I am not imposing on you by asking that, just curious, that’s all and it is okay if it is not convenient to reveal that info.  I understand.

I was shocked when my Secondary School Principal announced the death of one of our schoolmates many years ago.  I never knew then that meningitis could be so dangerous and that’s why when my son got it the first time, I felt as if I was served a death sentence.  I sent out mass smses that day, asking for prayers and I am really glad for those friends who gave me all the support that I needed then.  The school did a wonderful job too in giving us the moral support that we needed then.  Teachers came in droves and the Principal and Vice Principal sent a fruit basket and showed concern through email.

The answers to your questions.  Unfortunately, no, there is no preventive measure as meningitis is an infection, and it can happen to anyone anytime just like how a flu virus can hit us anytime, just that a flu virus is not as dangerous.

And there is no specific age group of people who are likely to be more susceptible to this too, frightening, right?  But all I know is that prompt treatment is of utmost importance.  Delayed treatment can be life-threatening.

 

 

 

maid to 3 men and a dog … 

Glad that your boy is all

Glad that your boy is all right. Thanks for sharing.

Are there any preventive measures?

Are there any specific groups (age/lifestyle etc) of people who are likely to be more susceptible to this?

i had this misconception that it only happens in developing countries where medical facilities are not advanced; my cousin had meningitis and passed away some 15 yrs ago – it came as a shock as it was totally unexpected.

Hi radiantmum Yes, I was

Hi radiantmum

Yes, I was worried sick, but had to be strong for the son that was in hospital and the other son who was at home with the dad.  During those two hospitalisations, my poor husband was shuttling between home, offce and hospital everyday. 

 

maid to 3 men and a dog … 

Hi ksme Yes, that's the

Hi ksme

Yes, that’s the reason why I spent so much time writing this article.  Wanted to share my first hand experience, but really hope that none of you reading this article would ever have to go through what I went through, not once, but twice.

 

maid to 3 men and a dog … 

You must be worried sick

You must be worried sick and I can imagine the heart pains seeing him going through the illness … thanks for sharing and so happy that he’s alright now – our children’s good health is every parents’ greatest gift.

Thanks for sharing your

Thanks for sharing your experiences. It could be life saving for some of us in future. Glad to hear your son is well now.

Hi 3Boys Totally agree with

Hi 3Boys

Totally agree with you that meningitis is not to be messed with!

 

maid to 3 men and a dog … 

Good Review

Good review! Very accurate depiction of the technicalities, thanks for taking the time. Glad your boy is OK, meningitis is something not to be messed with.

Hi schweppes Yes, those

Hi schweppes

Yes, those were two scary experience and that’s precisely what prompted me to share, to warn others about how danger meningits can be if not discovered and treated early.

 

maid to 3 men and a dog … 

Thanks for sharing

Hey 25hourmaid

Thanks for sharing. Glad to know that your son is fully recovered. But what a scary scary experience to go through. I can imagine the fear and worry the family must have been feeling..

Really very helpful and useful sharing. Thanks 

 

Hi peterch Thanks for

Hi peterch

Thanks for sharing about your brother’s experience with meningitis too.  Yes, medical treatment was definitely not as advance as what we have now and that probably explains why that schoolmate of mine died from meningitis at the age of 14. 

No worries, my son is perfectly fine now and that’s why I have the mood to share the experience here.

 

 

 

maid to 3 men and a dog … 

Hi autumnbronze Yes, it's

Hi autumnbronze

Yes, it’s an experience that I do not wish to happen to other parents! 

 

 

 

maid to 3 men and a dog … 

You are a great mom

Thanks for sharing…..

This reminds me of my brother with his meningitis too about 35 years ago. Although it was quite late to discover what was his illness back then, he is well now and married with one boy 😀

I could recall how my mom spent her time the whole year, yes…. the whole year…. with my brother at the hospital. The medical treatment was not as advance as now.

I could understand your situation dealing with this matter. May God give you the strength and patience. With today great medical treatment available and you as a caring mom, he will be allright.

Kudos for you 25 hour maid……. for being a great mom 🙂

Gosh ....

 Gosh 25hourmaid,

My heart went out to you when I read your post.

So poor thing, firstly your son to have suffered twice and not recover easily thereafter and secondly because of what you had to go through as well.

I am so glad that your son has fully recovered.

Thanks so very much for penning down yours and your son’s  experience so comprehensively.  It is really very helpful and I am sure many many parents will benefit from this article.

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