First off, thank you all for sharing your stories. I have been reading all of the stories over the past few months and it has really helped me cope.
In October of this year, my father contracted bacterial meningitis. He was in and out of a medically induced coma for 3 weeks in the ICU. He was moved to a regular floor at one point and then was rushed into emergency spinal surgery at 3 am because the infection had lodged into his cervical spine.
I have never in my life seen anything like that. I can't believe what bacterial meningitis can do to someone. He was completely insane and dellusional, thinking everyone was trying to kill him when the infection was at it's worst.
It is four months later and he is in a rehab center. He can't walk or do anything for himself. He is a lot better compared to where he was but it is still so hard to see him so weak and helpless.
I have been doing lots of research into nutritional therapy to help him (I am a nutritionist) get strong and build his immune system again. Does anyone know of any support groups or organizaitons in the US?
THanks for reading this!