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my baby has meningitis at 2 weeks old.

post #1 of 32
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I am in the hospital with my little man.
He developed a fever of 102 literally in a matter of hours, and we rushed him to emergency...
He is doing really well, and we seem to have caught it in time.. all his cultures are coming back negative, which is really great.
Please send him your positive wishes, I know it's alot to ask but this is our first child, and were terrified.

Thank you so much
Amber and Patrick , and baby Conway.
post #2 of 32
Wow how scary. Sending lots of healing vibes your way!!
post #3 of 32
Praying for a full recovery for baby Conway, and peace for his mom and dad, too. May you be cuddling your healthy baby back at home very, very, soon.

What a scary thing for *any* parents to have to go through, but especially firsttimers with a newborn. I'm so sorry you are in this situation right now.
post #4 of 32
Oh my gosh, how scary! I hope he recovers quickly.
post #5 of 32
I hope he has a fast recovery and is home soon!!
post #6 of 32
Thinking of you and prayers for continued healing for your little man.
post #7 of 32
and : mama. Here's hoping your LO has a speedy recovery. Hang in there.
post #8 of 32
I'm so sorry your little one is so sick, but thank goodness you caught it so fast! I hope he's all better very, very soon.
post #9 of 32
: Praying for a speedy recovery for Conway and peace for you and Patrick.
post #10 of 32
Wow! I am praying for a fast and speedy recovery and for strenght for the parents as well.

I was in the hospital for 5 days with my 2yo when she was 5wks old. NOT fun!
post #11 of 32
Oh, poor babe & mama! Health & healing to him!

Those darn hospital acquired illnesses suck!
post #12 of 32
why is this in birth and beyond?

hope your lo is well and home soon.
post #13 of 32
big hugs to you and your little baby. i had the same experience with my first--sick at 12 days old, spiked a fever of 101.7, 3 days in the hospital. i know how terrifying it is. pm me if you need to talk about it! and be gentle with yourself, it took me a long time to get over what happened.

my little baby turned 4 though yesterday and is the picture of health!
post #14 of 32
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Oh, poor babe & mama! Health & healing to him!

Those darn hospital acquired illnesses suck!
how do we know this is a hospital acquired illness?
post #15 of 32
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how do we know this is a hospital acquired illness?
Yeah how do we? Have they identified the pathogen?

I hope your little guy gets well very soon!
post #16 of 32
My week old baby got a sudden temp spike, took her into hospital and they treated her for meningitis only to find out on day 3 it was a UTI (I believe it takes a couple of days for meningitis test to come back).

The whole thing was absolutely terrifying and horrible. I had nightmares for ages after would and DD3 is still very sensitive about that area on her back being touched, it literally makes her jump.

The whole lumbar thing was bad enough (I opted to stay in with her, DH wasn't with me, he had to stay home with the other children and there was no one else who could come in to support me), but also, because they hadn't done a wee test to begin with, the day after she went in, I was sat there for 6 HOURS waiting for a clean enough wee specimen otherwise they were going to stick a needle in her bladder and get it that way. Thankfully, we got the specimen without getting that far.

And then, the second paed we had said the first paed should have done the wee test first, not the lumbar test, which, apparently was a shame because the poor babe suffered that for no reason. Aaaaaaaargh.

So, yeah, while DD didn't have meningitis, I know how scary it is to begin with and you just don't know anything thats going on.

Its plain horrible. Much sympathy for you and your baby!
post #17 of 32
((hugs)) I do hope is he doing well!
post #18 of 32
How scary. I am hoping for a speedy recovery for your Litlle Man!
~maddymama
post #19 of 32
thinking of your little fella..hoping he is better now
post #20 of 32
It is terrifying. I went through it with DS when he was 9 days old. He didn't have meningitis, but some mystery infection.

It will get better. You are doing everything you can. Be gentle with yourself. Insist that relatives, friends, and medical staff be gentle with you too.

If it's helpful, know that my son is now nearly 2 years old and a wild, normal, very healthy toddler. Ask someone else to watch out for PPD or PTSD symptoms in you after the fact, because this is a VERY traumatic, and difficult time. The PPD board here is very helpful.
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