Join Date: Feb 2002
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Kirsten, menengitis is often fatal if not caught and treated quickly enough. And it can be easily spread, so they want to keep that from happening. They do have drugs for it. It can also cause mental retardation.
I would not ever, ever take any child to the ER unless, as some said, they had severed a limb or some such other life-threatening, can't wait emergency.
Always call your pedi. Ask if there's anyone on call. Ask if they'll meet you at their office. Some will meet you at the ER. In fact, ask NOW, before you need ot know. The staff in the ER is not usually trained to deal with children or their diseases very well. And they'll scare the h*ll out of all of you!