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Dh is really sick - Update in post 15

post #1 of 23
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OMG ladies what a rough couple of days. My dh was admitted to the hospital today after a spinal tap revealed he has meningitis. We don;t know if it's viral or bacterial yet. When I left the hospital he was in and out of consciousness and unrepsonsive. I don't know if I can go through this emotionally and physically with a 2 week old and 2 year old. Keep him in your prayers.
post #2 of 23
Oh, wow, lots of hugs and prayers to you and your family. I hope he recovers quickly. Do you have some help from family and friends? At least they would be able to care for your two year old and maybe someone to hold your baby while you are in the room with him, if they won't let the baby in?
post #3 of 23
Not in your DDC, but I couldn't read without sending you prayers and hugs mama!!!
post #4 of 23
Good lord! I hope everything is ok! Sending many healing vibes to you and your family
post #5 of 23
Your family is definately in my thoughts mama!
post #6 of 23
mama! tons of PTs headed out for you and your family.
post #7 of 23
Oh no! Your family is in my thoughts.
post #8 of 23
Hope your DH gets well soon. Hang in there mama!
post #9 of 23
Not in your ddc but your dh and family will be in my thoughts.
post #10 of 23
I'm so sorry. I hope your DH is on the mend soon and that you are able to cope with this added stress.
post #11 of 23
so sorry your family is going through this right now (or anytime). you and your dh are in my thoughts and i hope today they know exactly how to treat his illness. hope he's home soon so he can enjoy his family.
post #12 of 23
s Jocelyn. Sending healing vibes your way!
post #13 of 23
How scary! I hope he is doing better now - sending lots of PVs his way! Do you have to worry about you guys catching this as well?
post #14 of 23
Still thinking about you. How are you doing? Any updates?
Continued positive thoughts and prayers for you and yours.

Do you need anything?
post #15 of 23
Thread Starter 
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.
post #16 of 23
Jocelyn, That is so much to deal with! I truly hope your dh gets thorugh this and comes home well and stable very, very soon. In the meantime, take care of yourself. Is there any neighborhood kids that you can use as mother's helpers or babysitters? The local homeschooling group may be able to help. Also, if you can afford it, a housekeeper could be a good thing. Anything to give you some relief so that you can focus on the baby and your own emotional needs.
post #17 of 23
It is good to hear he is improving! I hope you are able to get some kind of rest each day. Just do basics and let other things around the house go for now. Do you have a church you go to? Even if there's one that you've only visited before, call them and let them help you with meals or housework or put you in contact with some mother's helpers. School is still out, so there should be some high school aged kids that would want to help out, even if it's to take care of your toddler while you and the baby nap.

Are you part of a playgroup? I was part of one that would bring meals to moms who just had babies or any other event in their lives where meals would help. What about your local LLL? Do you go to meetings? Moms would rally around you with support if you let them know what you need. I wish I could help from here. I can send lots of hugs, though. Thanks for the update!
post #18 of 23
I'm glad to hear he is in good spirits. I'm thinking about all of you
post #19 of 23
Thanks for the update. I hope your DH is ok, it sounds like he's on the mend. I'm so sorry you have to go through this with a newborn and a toddler! I really hope he is home safe with you soon. Keeping you in my thoughts
post #20 of 23
Glad to hear your DH is doing somewhat better. Hope the other test have good results. I can't imagine how hard this all is, esp. with a new baby & toddler. Try & take care of yourself as much as you can. I will keep you & your family in my prayers. Keep us updated!
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