Hi. My son is under recovery from Bacterial Meningitis ( streptococcus pygenes meningitis )
He got the sickness when he was 9months old, with 5days fever it was devastating and heartbreaking to see him in ICU before.
He has severe eczema during the time.
He has hypernatremia with polyuria due to secondary diabetes insipidus and started to take Desmopressin for follow up the regular serum electrolytes. His taking levetiraceram ( keppra ) for controlling his seizure. His vision was affected too due to the sickness.
After 2yrs taking the levetiracetam ( Keppra ), theres no sign of seizure so the Neurologist stopped the medication
Recently, few months after he reached 3yrs old. I have observe that he has mild jerking movement everydaY. We have consulted his Neurologist and advised to continue again the levetiracetam. For a parent like us, its very hard to see how he struggle the pain. As he normally cried now when he is having mild seizure.
His growth development got delay as well.
Now He can only able to stand with support and can talk few words. I would say he is really a Fighter! He is very jolly boy and would love to play all the time. But on his age, we dont know exactly how he feels and we would like to know how long he will suffer the pain. We prayed that he can be a normal kid.
We are looking forward to hear more on the positive recovering from the BM. We hope his vision will be back again.
With lots of hope and pray 🙏.
Lily from Dubai.