Friday, November 6, 2009

An Update on My Little Cousin with Meningitis

Hey there. As I mentioned before, my little cousin has been battling meningitis. It's been a tough ordeal for the family since it's taken a huge toll my little cousin as well as our family. It's tough to see a 5 year old, strapped to her bed, with feeding and breathing tubes coming out of her, all while being heavily sedated. Well, I'm happy to say that she's doing a lot better.

We were worried that the sickness did not affect her brain too much. I don't remember if it is viral or bacteria but the sickness did cause some speech loss, but my lil cousin is smiling, walking, playing, and doing what little girls should be allowed to do. Albeit, in the hospital, but it's better than being drugged up or strapped down to your bed due to involuntary body movements. The doctors have mentioned that she may be allowed to go home very soon. She's still there for some observation and the speech loss is something that she can regain with some therapy. We're hoping for her to be released by her birthday later this month, or at least for Thanksgiving. If all turns out well, our family will have something special to be thankful of this year. Later!

5 comments:

This is wonderful news. I pray for her full recovery.

That is fantastic news. They can do wonderful things through speech therapy. I'll be sending good thoughts your way for her continued improvement. Have a great weekend

I'm so sorry your family has do go through this. Meningitis is a horrible, devastating disease. You are very luck your cousin is doing as well as she is - this make me happy. We lost our 17 year old son to Meningitis within 15 hours of his first sympton. Please check out our website for more information on our loss - theknutters.com

With warm thoughts - Donna Knutter

I wish her the best for her recovery. I have a cousin that battled meningitis when she was a child. Doctors told her back then (it was over 25 years ago) that her life would not be the same, never have kids, yada-yada-yada...but they were wrong. She is a very lovely person with a family (four kids of her own) and is a great mom! If they didn't offer therapy for her back then, I think her family did their own therapy and made things work out for her.

Where I go to college, something's going around that, according to my mother, who is a nurse, a possible precursor to meningitis and I was just wondering what exactly I would have to go through.

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