Meningitis Foundation of America
HL325 wrote:My 2-year-old son contracted pneumococcal meningitis in 2008. Prior to his diagnosis we were told he had stomach flu. After several days of visits and phone calls to the doctor's office, he eventually had a spinal tap. The doctor observed the cloudy fluid and knew my son needed to get to a hospital ASAP. He was rushed to the ER and we spent nine days in the PICU. On day seven, he had a stroke that affected his brain stem. He was then declared brain dead and life as we knew it changed in an instant.
Has anyone else had a similar experience? My husband and I have found ourselves feeling isolated at times due to the rarity of bacterial meningitis, not to mention losing a young child and experiencing the discomfort of others -- not knowing what to say, how to act, etc.
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