My 57yr old mum has BM MENINGTIS with septicaemia.
Saturday she started complaining of earache, Sunday morning she started feeling week, violently sick at 2pm she went to bed by 4.30pm she had no vision or speech. She couldn't walk. We genuinely thought she had bad ear infection or mini stroke so did paramedics. Within an hour she was rushed into theatre yo have lumbar puncture, be put on life support machine as she couldn't support her own airways and had gone unconscious. 4 days later she came out of the coma. Today day 5 she is sitting up eating food drinking etc. Which is a miracle she's gone from most critical patient in the hospital to stable. BUT she is severely hallucinating. She is very confused about events etc etc. We have also noticed hand to mouth action with a spoon is not very good. It's heartbreaking to see. Dr's have told us its the toxins from the meningtis that is doing this to her. Her white blood count is very high but is slowly but surely coming down. No Dr is talking about how long all this takes staying in hospital, waiting for antibiotics to work etc. Has anybody experiences similar and could help us understand this whole process xx