Hello All: We are in the US. My husband (age 55) contracted Strep B (Pnuemoccocal) Meningitis back in January 2016. He had meningitis, sepsis, pnuemonia, CHF and Respiratory Failure. His organs also tried to shut down. In the ICU for 10 days (intubated for 9) and out of the hospital at day 14 for 10 more days of rehab.
He has significant hearing loss in the left ear as well as he says he feels VERY slow mentally along with memory problems and LOTS of fatigue. He had a spinal cord tumor at the base of the brain at age 9 that was radiated and grew back at age 25 and was resected which took part of the cord with it and already had deficits from that such has constant headache, balance, etc so this episode has just exacerbated the problems.
He was feeling "normal" the night before (as he never feels good so that is a hard one) -complained of feeling a little sinusy a couple of days before. Woke up at 7:15am feeling VERY sick - I called 911 and he does not remember anything after that until all the wierd hallucinations from the drugs in the hospital.
He is afraid he will get this again as they really have no idea how he got it to begin with. From my reading - could be all the tumor surgery - maybe? Overall - he is really doing quite well but feels so awful. He is lucky that he does not have to work and try and deal with all of this.
There is not alot out there on this type of meninigitis. How many people have had this more than once?