My Daugher Sophie had her second baby on 14 th August . On their first day home Sophie became ill. She was admitted into hospital and was diagnosed with acute sepsis.
Baby Alice had been a quiet baby a little yellow she was not passing urine often with these niggley things and with a very poorly mummy we took her to the hospital too.
The consultant decided to perform a lumber puncture.Alice was diagnosed with meningitis she was four days old.
She had strong IV antibiotics for 21 days and is now taking oral antibiotics for up to two years .
She has damage to her kidneys and bladder.
Today she has a hearing test her care will be ongoing
Sophie is recovering from her sepsis slowly . She has been told to take Alice's temp twice a day every day to check for temperature that may mean a recurrence of the meningitis and to contact the hospital immediately for a possible repeat lumber puncture.
We are a long way from the end of this .