What is bacterial meningitis?
Meningitis is an infection of the fluid in the spinal cord and the fluid that surrounds the brain. Meningitis is usually caused by an infection with a virus or a bacterium. in Dean's case it is Bacterium
Because bacterial meningitis can be so difficult to recognize in its early stages, it is important to seek help immediately. Headaches and a stiff neck are common, but so are sleepiness, leg pain, muscle aches, and even vomiting. If you or someone you know has these symptoms, seek help right away. It is better to be safe than sorry with this disease. Because death can occur in as little as 8 hours, there are very few other diseases that can have you go from well to death in as short a period of time. Caution is always the best course of action here.
Most people who receive an antibiotic treatment immediately can typically survive their encounter with this disease, but that doesn’t mean that their life will be the same. 1 out 5 people have lifelong complications to this fast-acting disease that can sometimes impact their overall quality of life. That’s why it is so important to know the signs and symptoms of bacterial meningitis and to be aware of these statistics and facts.
Moving fast when you suspect bacterial meningitis could save a life. With this information, that life might even be your own.
Dean is in Abottsford Hospital in BC in ICU being treated and closely monitored, Dean has a massive amount of fluid on his spine and brain and will be in hospital for upto 4 weeks. IF all goes they will set a course of home action and recovery path.
These funds will help his family during the time of recovery to stay on their feet and keep thier minds on what is important, and that is Dean!
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