My husband is 8 weeks into his treatment of CM (and still in hospital), and although is responding well, and the doctors seem confident that they have killed off the infection, he has today found out that along with his partial loss of eyesight (almost completely blind in right eye), he will also need to wear hearing aids in both ears. What I don't understand is that there seems very little information on this type of meningitis, I see most people have Bacterial Meningitis or Viral Meningitis, is he likely to relapse if this is such a rare infection??
Also, I am currently trying to put some financial assistance in place due to reduced income with him being on SSP, and also trying to make a claim for Critical Illness cover on our Mortgage Policy, but am hitting brick walls on every turn. Scottish Provident with whom we have the policy is adamant that they will only cover Bacterial meningitis and complete blindness and deafness. not partial. I am wondering if there is a way around this as I have been told the CM is a rare form of the illness...kind of no point having the policy if it is so limited. I would really like to know if anyone else has any advice for me?