Please let me know what you think of my mother's condition. She is 50, has rheumatoid arthritis and developed symptoms overnight. In the night, she had fever and chills. By morning, she was uttering sounds and didn't recognize any of us. We rushed her to hospital and they diagnosed it as meningitis and started treatment for bacterial and viral. A day later, they also started treatment for TBM. They said accurate diagnosis takes many weeks, and they have to continue on empirical medication all the while, including anti biotics, anti viral and anti tb. Is that the case with others too?
After the first three days of sedation and treatment, she could feebly wake up and talk to me very few words. From that night, she had seizures for two days after which they increased the dosage of anti epileptics. She went unconscious again. Woke up after that, and for more than a week,she can only open her eyes, move limbs little bit, but can't recognize us. Has been in ventilator after the seizures, for the past week. Did people in this condition that you know recover well from this kind of symptoms ? How long is the minimum hospital treatment to bring her back to consciousness, if you can take a guess?
I am from India, and I don't have a health insurance. We have to pay cash first for treatment here. So I don't even know how I can pay for long term treatment. So please let me know if there are any sources that can lend me the cost of treatment which I can undoubtedly repay back in due time.
I can't explain in words how it feels like, to see her like that. This is a like a nightmare that won't end.