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A 7 month old has been rushed to hospital with it this week and I just can't imagine how the mother must be feeling. Apparently he is stable but prognosis isn't good. Not sure what this means - but the whole thing is just terrifying. I feel so sad imagining how she must be feeling right now.
my friends little boy had a scare with this earlier in the week too - it isnt contagious, but thankfully he was ok. he is still in hospital at the moment being monitored but my heart goes out to the parents xxx
This happened to me except DS was 6 months old. The GPs were inundated with calls from worried mothers that their children were at risk. The type of meningitis he had was pneumococcal which was not contagious but life threatening. Was told that if he survived the next 48 hours he would hopefully recover with a possiblilty of being deaf. He is now a healthy 15 year old