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Meningitis - please help - URGENT!

(7 Posts)
fee77 Tue 25-May-04 23:17:50

My DD (7mths) was taken into hospital yesterday as she had had a high temp for 4 days and was generally unwell. After a lumper puncture this morning they now think it is a strain of meningitis. They say it can be treated with antibiotics and did talk to me about it, but basically i was in such a blind panic i didn't pay that much attention. I am now at home (DH is with DD) and am working myself up into a frenzy. Has any one any experience of this? Iknow it is not the really dangerous kind, but she is my angel and i am soo worried. Any advice, experiences etc would be appreciated - ASAP!!!

kalex Tue 25-May-04 23:19:31

Fee77 {{{{{{}}}}}}}
No expereince but you are in my thoughts

islandgirl Tue 25-May-04 23:20:41

same - sorry no experience, but thinking of you

ChicPea Tue 25-May-04 23:23:52

Sorry to read of this v.worrying illness. Don't have any experience either but do you all need to be given antibiotics? Can you stay with her at the hospital?

fee77 Tue 25-May-04 23:29:50

Sorry - in my panic i have set this message a few times!! Can i group them together?
Yes i could stay - i stayed last night, and felt DH should have a turn. He is just as worried as me. Thanks for all your kind words. Mums net are the only people up this late!!! i will keep you posted.

polly28 Tue 25-May-04 23:31:22

so sorry to hear this ,ther is a mennigitis helpline ,i fyou call nhs direct they shookd beable to give you there number.or try directory enquiries
Hope she is better in the morning ,I'm sure the antibiotics will work although you must be so worried.She is in the right place,thinkning of you.

KateandtheGirls Tue 25-May-04 23:31:51

chicpea, my husband and I did the same thing when our 7 month old was hospitalised, and took turns staying at the hospital while the other went home to get some "sleep" (at least in theory).

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