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I just want to pick her up and run away

(54 Posts)
fruitshootsandheaves Wed 31-Aug-11 19:24:51

dd has meningitis
Have been in hospital since early hours
Wish I'd acted sooner
scared

Oh Lord sad How scary. How is she?

mycatsaysach Wed 31-Aug-11 19:27:13

oh no
big hug to you both
best wishes

GilbonzoTheSecretPsych0Duck Wed 31-Aug-11 19:27:39

No idea what to say but hand holding and prayers on offer

GrownUpNow Wed 31-Aug-11 19:29:05

I hope she is well soon, no point in regretting what's past, you've got her in the right place. Do you have support?

twofalls Wed 31-Aug-11 19:30:06

You poor dd. How old is she and how is the treatment going.

You must be terrified vsad

noddyholder Wed 31-Aug-11 19:30:37

Sending you positive vibes for her poor thing. Hope everything goes well keep us posted xx

BarbaraWoodlouse Wed 31-Aug-11 19:32:01

All the best to you and DD frootshoots. You're title is so moving.

She is in the best place. Take care.

rubyslippers Wed 31-Aug-11 19:32:11

Gosh - that is scary

You're in the best place now - don't go though the hindsight stuff now

Hopefully your DD will be on the mend soon

Seepage Wed 31-Aug-11 19:34:25

oh lordy. thoughts, prayers, vibes offered.

Don't do 'What-If'. It makes you feel crap and doesn't work. She is where she needs to be right now and that is what matters.

fruitshootsandheaves Wed 31-Aug-11 20:06:12

She was 18 on Sunday
She's had a headache for a few days but I thought it was because of the paint fumes as we've painted the house
She is making more sense than last night but still saying her head hurts
Dh has been here for a few hours but just left
Thanks for all the positive vibes and get well wishes
It's just so scary

imnotforty Wed 31-Aug-11 20:07:40

How terrifying, sending good vibes and wishes your way.

Sirzy Wed 31-Aug-11 20:09:17

Oh no, I hope she is ok.

Don't beat yourself up. You have acted and she is in the best place and getting the treatment she needs. I know thats easier said than done (I was the same when DS was ill) but it won't get you anyway.

Lougle Wed 31-Aug-11 20:12:53

Well done for noticing it when you did, especially with an 18 year old! You've done your best, now it's time to let the Drs and nurses do theirs smile

winnybella Wed 31-Aug-11 20:28:52

How terrifying. Glad to hear that she seems to be more coherent than yesterday. What do the doctors say? Is it bacterial or viral?

beautifulgirls Wed 31-Aug-11 20:31:00

Fruit - make sure you eat, and sleep as best you can. We have just been through this in June with DD#3 who had septicaemia. She came out the otherside of it after 10 days in intensive care and an ongoing hospital stay after that. She is mostly doing well now but back and forth for some related issues. The fact your daughter is in hospital and getting help is a really positive thing. Each day gets a bit easier to adjust to the sudden scare you have had.

I can highly recommend the meningitis research foundation. They will be there for you if you need someone to talk to and also for information too. website is here

She is in the right place now, and knowing that the people we dealt with in hospital were first class gave us a lot of reassurance at the time. Do talk to them and ask questions it helps. Please let us know how she is doing.

SquongebobSparepants Wed 31-Aug-11 20:40:14

Oh fruits, I am so sorry. Please look after yourself as well so you can be there for your daughter. You got her there, they know what they are doing x

CharlieBoo Wed 31-Aug-11 21:07:04

Am so sorry to hear this. My best friend had meningitis and septicemia when she was 18 at uni and made a complete recovery in time. Hang in there...sending lots of love and prayers.

Footle Wed 31-Aug-11 21:26:00

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twofalls Thu 01-Sep-11 12:24:54

How is she doing today?

mumatron Thu 01-Sep-11 12:30:23

Very sorry to hear this.

Hope she gets better quickly

OddBoots Thu 01-Sep-11 12:32:50

I hope she is doing better today, it must be very scary for you all.

jgbmum Thu 01-Sep-11 12:35:27

Thinking of you and hoping your DD is getting better x

Imnotaslimjim Thu 01-Sep-11 12:35:51

That must be very scary for all of you. I'm hoping she makes a full recovery soon. Please don't blame yourself though, you weren't to know her headache was anything other than that. She's in the best place now and they'll do everything they can to get her sorted. Be kind to yourself over the next few days [hugs]

BirdyBedtime Thu 01-Sep-11 12:40:30

Have a very un-MNty hug. I know exactly how you feel. DS had meningitis as a baby and was in hospital for 3 weeks. On several ocassions after he was on the mend we pleaded with the staff to let us take him home and bring him in 3 times a day for his medicine as all we wanted was him home with us. This early on though she really is in the right place and will be gettint the best care. He fully recovered with no ill effect, and I'm sure your DD will be the same. It's OK to feel guilty (most parents do in this situation) but there is no point as it doesn't make anything different. Just be greatful you got her to hospital. Will be thinking of you.

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