My husband contracted bacterial meningitis with mastoiditis and scepsis 5 weeks ago. He was gravely ill, put into an induced coma and spent two and a half weeks in ICU. He was completely deaf which , as a musician, would have been very hard to bear if permanent. However over the past 2 and a half weeks he has made amazing progress. He is off all medication, can hear ( not fully yet), can communicate with us in a normal way and is now gradually starting to walk again, read and write.
We have a long way to go but he has come so far already. I and my 2 grown up children spend several hours with him ( whenever possible) each day helping with his physio, playing word games and encouraging him to eat and general support. This seems to have really helped his progress.
I will be interested in reading about other experiences as we move ahead on the journey to hopeful full recovery