On the 8th of February 2015 our daughter, nearly 3 weeks old at the time, Cami-Rose was suffering with what we thought was bad wind. She is the youngest of 4 children. Not normally a fussy baby, she spent the day crying and not settling at all. It got to 4pm in the afternoon and, on one side of her face, her gland had completely swollen, was red and hot to touch. So we decided to take her to A+E. Within 40 minutes of being there she deteriorated quickly and we were rushed to resuss.
She was treated for meningitis and septicaemia and had to have a lumbar puncture. She slowly stabilised and received numerous tests, was monitored and had pain relief and antibiotics every 4 hours for 5 days She spent a total of 7 days in hospital.
She had late onset Strep B infection. The youngest of 4, and the only one to contract it, and I never knew I was a carrier.
She would not be here now if it wasn’t for me taking her to A+E when I did, and the quick response of the A+E staff and all the doctors and nurses.