Hi all, I am hoping there is someone on here that might be able to help me or tell me where I can get advice.
My 14 month old contracted bacterial meningitis (haemophalus influenzae) nearly 1 year ago at the age of 11 weeks. She thankfully made a full recovery but is still under physio as being so poorly had some knock on effects on her physical development. Since around 8 months old, her behaviour has changed. Thinking it was just a phase we mentioned it at her paed appointment last month and he disregarded it as anything important and discharged her from consultant care. Nursery have asked me to speak to my health visitor (I have booked an appt) because they are concerned about her temperament, how aggressive she can be and also how anxious she is to be separated from the one particular staff member she has a connection to. When I say separated I mean put down less than 30cm from her key worker. She can be aggressive towards my other child at home too, if she isn't getting my full attention when she wants it. She is unable to calm herself down, and bangs her head and face on the floor a lot. I have the orange book from meningitis now and I read about behaviour changes. Please can anyone tell me where I can get advice or tell me the possibility of the two being linked. I am due to start a very intensive uni course in September, so I need to help my little one before then if I can. Thank you x