Courtney

Parent of a meningococcal disease victim | Montana

On 10/31/07 my 14 month old son died of meningitis. A couple of days before he died, he was great running around, laughing. He was so full of life. Sunday he would not stay awake for very long. He would get up for a little bit, but not for very long. Monday, he wouldn’t eat. His eyes kind of looked weird and his color wasn’t right.

I took him to the ER Monday evening. I was there for about 3 hours before they saw him. So, it was about 9:00 pm before we got to see a doctor. They sent him home with the flu…. I was thinking thank goodness it is only the flu. Well, it wasn’t the flu. He died about 12 hours later. The worst day of my life. I wish there was a way doctors had to check for meningitis every time a child went to the ER with flu like symptoms. I miss him so much.. It happened so quickly… I’m sorry for everyone who has lost a loved one to meningitis. My prayers are with you. We think it can’t happen to us but it does.


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