My dh has bacterial meningitis. He is still in the hospital and they are pumping him full of antibiotics. The doctors said he is extremely lucky that he does not have any brain damage or blindness. I am not allowed to go see him. They informed me that it's not in my best interest since I have young children, plus I can't leave Willow. He is awake and alert and even laughing- so thats a good sign. He says he feels like a leper because his room is plastered with warning signs and everyone has to wear a mask to go see him.
Now for the bad news; docs want to do another spinal to see if he has something else wrong with him (I'm getting my info from dh as they won't give me info over the phone) but whatever it is that they are checking for has a 75% fatality rate.
Since he is doing so good however, they think it's unlikely. Still kind of frightening.
We don't know when he's coming home. Depending on the results of the spinal it could be next week or it could be 3 weeks from now. I am heartbroken and depleted. The closest family is in SC and the only friend I am comfortable leavind dd with has a son who is getting major surgery next week and her dh is out of town so shes not exactly up to taking on another toddler.
I miss my dh, I am scared for him. I am sad that he might miss Willows newborn period and that hes all alone. I am optimistic that he'll be okay and if it takes a month in the hospital for that to happen then I'm okay with that, as long as he comes back to me in one piece.