I made this topic to, for one, bring awareness to Meningitis. My wife and I lost our 3 year old son to Bacterial Meningitis on Jan. 26, 2014.
My son, Tyson, was a previously healthy, energetic child, who touched the life's of the people he encountered. On Dec. 30th, he was rushed to the ER with a temp of 106.4 and an altered mental state. They took a urine specimen and ordered a chest x-ray. In the Doctors notes, his remarks read, I "doubt" that the patient has meningitis or any invasive disease.
Fast forward to Jan 17th. I get a call from my wife saying that his temp was rising again. I rush to him, and sure enough, he's quite warm. We gave him motrin to see if it would bring down his temp, which it did. I decided to bring him and his brother home with me for the weekend so that Mom could work and know they were safe.
That Sunday, I rushed him to the ER because he was vomiting, not eating, and so lethargic. They took blood, gave him an IV and diagnosed him with Gastroenteritis, and gave him a prescription for Zolfran. For the next day and a half, I gave my son, 5 mL of Pedialite every two minutes to keep him hydrated. Around 8 pm that evening, I noticed his face was turning dark. Immediately called 911, in the ambulance, he had a tonic-clonic seizure, and from there, we never got the joy of seeing our son awake. His body fought for 6 days, until finally, the good Lord called him to glory on Jan. 26.
I set up a donations page on FB, which you can see here :
His obituary is here :
Please, read the page, like it, share it. If you can and feel inclined to donate to his burial expenses, it will all be received as a blessing.
May God continue to bless us all. "Weeping endures for a night, but Joy comes in the morning"
Thank you Kurb for allowing me to post here.
Got a few request on how to donate, I realize everyone doesn't have FB, so i'll post the info here.
Donations can be made to :
Paypal - 704-780-7449
727 East Morehead Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
7707 Antique Circle
Waxhaw, NC 28173
If it's cash, address it to Tyson Hughes Family.
If it's a check, address it to James Hughes, that way we can cash it.
Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.