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Learning About Meningitis
Meningitis has become a word that guarantees headlines in newspapers and priority in TV news reports.
Every parent must have asked themselves about whether they would recognise the symptoms in their own children - and what is likely to happen if they were to contract the disease.
Jenny Wilson gives a moving and graphic account of how her family coped with this illness in their baby son. Together with the Wilson family you will go through the cycles of fear and hope - from initial suspicions and diagnosis to coping with the results.
This is a helpful book for anyone who wants to know what really happens when your child gets Meningitis. It includes a chapter explaining what Meningitis is and what parents should do if they suspect their child has developed it.
"Jenny writes with both sensitivity and humour...Well worth reading."
BD, CLC Book Reviews
I hope that no one uses this book as a reliable source of information on menigits. whilst the story had me in floods of tears, i bought the book to reference for college work, and it states that a lumbar puncture is the only definitive way of diagnosing meningitis. I know that this is not the case as my son contacted meningitis at 13 months old and was too ill for a lumbar puncture, his blood pressure was too unstable, so we had an agonising 48 hour wait for blood cultures to confirm the diagnosis.
I felt i had to say something as it is a wee bit concerning that the information section was in no way double checked!
Im very glad that Stephen made a recovery, and i wish the family all the best for the future.
Posted by a very lucky mummy, fife. at 21:09 on Thursday 21 March 2013