Hi everyone. So my poor 4 month old baby boy was diagnosed with viral meningitis last week. We spent 4 days inhospital and then was discharged as he started to feel lots better. However he is still very up and down. I understand that it’s still only early days but some days he is very happy and like nothing has been wrong with him and then other days he is very whingey and I don’t know why he’s crying ?! The rubbish thing is he’s only 4 months old so obviously he can’t tell me what’s wrong 😢.
Also I feel i am really struggling with my emotions with it all. I keep just crying and thinking about the whole trauma of what he went through. People think I’m being silly because after all ‘ it was only viral meningitis and could have been worse and could have been bacterial’ which I totally understand. Things could have been worse. But thankfully he didn’t have bacterial meningitis but still he was SO SO poorly and I did think I was going to lose him at one point. The whole ordeal of being rushed in an ambulance to the hospital to the doctors saying meningitis to him having to have a lumbar puncture. I just keep reliving the whole events over in my head and I keep getting emotional :(. How will I know if there are any long lasting affects because like I said he’s only 4 months old so he can’t tell me if he’s suffering from headaches etc ?!