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 :
For those of you like me, this is kind of fun and neat, you pick a team, and control the draft for said team, you can trade picks to move up, just check it out, I believe some of you here would be great at it. I am about to complete my first draft for the Panthers, and i'll be sure to post it right up!
Enjoy, ladies and gentleman, this will help us pass some time till Sunday!