My beautiful little girl has been in hospital with meningitis since she was six weeks old so has only just started wearing pretty little outfits and am in love with your bows. She's always happy and smiley even whilst in hospital, thanks for the opportunity.
Did you know that the symptoms of Meningococcal disease can be very similar to those of the common cold? Tiredness, fever and a sore throat are all symptoms of the disease, often making it hard to identify. The ACWY vax is currently FREE for all WA teens aged between 15–19. Head to your local health clinic or visit our website to find out more. 👉Link in the bio #everysecondcounts#vaxandrelax
Let’s be honest, we all love a little freebie – but especially one that concerns our health! 💁🏻From now until December 2017 the ACWY Vaccination will be FREE in WA for those aged 18 and 19 years old. So make the most of these savings by heading to your nearest health clinic, spread the word online, and help US help YOU keep your health in check ✔️ #igot99problemsandavaxaintone#vaxandrelax
It’s all in the signs: Are you aware of the signs and symptoms of Meningococcal disease? It can kill within hours, so look beyond the obvious - early diagnosis and treatment is vital! Some of the more severe signs of Meningococcal are those silent aches and pains… think severe headaches, a stiff neck, sensitivity to light, and lack of energy. Check out our infographic for some more stats on the symptoms, and remember, #awarenessiskey#everysecondcounts#vaxandrelax
What’s in a risk? Meningococcal disease lurks longer in the higher risk times of winter and early spring, due to the lingering flu-like viruses that already weaken our natural immune systems. So what are you waiting for? Spring will come and go, but your health won’t last forever! #vaxandrelax#everysecondcounts
Calling all social media gurus! Time to put your finger on the pulse and your influence to good use – do you know just how common it is to contract meningococcal disease, and the simple ways you can keep yourself and your friends safe? Let’s work together to prevent the preventable. Tag a friend in this post and help #spreadtheword // the ACWY vax is currently FREE for all WA teens aged between 15–19. Head to your local health clinic or get in touch, for more details on what to do and where to go. #vaxandrelax#everysecondcounts
Took this gorgeous pair for their Men B vaccinations and feeling guilty as they hated it and been suffering with side effects but also massively relieved and pleased to of made the decision to vaccinate.
Aside from keeping your health in check, who needs another reason? From now until December 2017 the ACWY vaccination is FREE in Western Australia for anyone between 15-19 years old. So make the most of the next few months by saving your dollars, spreading the word and staying safe! #igot99problemsandavaxaintone#everysecondcounts
Meningococcal is best prevented through vaccination. We are happy to tell you that the effective vaccine ACWY is free for 15-19 year olds in Western Australia. Great news for the protection of our young Aussies. Check out the following vid to learn more and be sure to tag and share #everysecondcounts#spreadtheword#knowthesymptoms
Most meningitis cases — both viral and bacterial — are due to contagious infections that spread via tiny drops of fluid from the throat and nose of someone who is infected. The drops get into the air when the person coughs, laughs, talks, or sneezes. Others become infected when they breathe in the drops or touch a contaminated surface and then touch their own noses or mouths.
Sharing food, drinking glasses, eating utensils, tissues, or towels also can spread infection. Some germs can spread through a person's stool (poop), and someone who comes in contact with the stool — such as kids in daycare — may develop the infection.
Infections spread easily between people who are in close contact, such as those who live together or people who are exposed by kissing or sharing eating utensils.
Shout out to all WA Uni students aged between 17-19! Pay a visit to your Uni health campus and get the ACWY jab for FREE, protect yourself and your friends from meningococcal! Hurry, this will end for you in December so be sure to take advantage, and save your $$$ for the things you love! For more information visit our website 👉 link in bio **Be sure to check with your university health campus on their opening hours and availability directly. #vaxandrelax#everysecondcounts
With the festival season right around the corner, it’s now more important than ever to make sure you have your ACWY Vax! A shared swig or puff is all it takes to contract meningococcal, a life threatening disease. As apart of the ACWY campaign, the vaccination is free for all 15-19 years olds in WA. For further information, visit our website 👉link in bio #vaxandrelax#everysecondcounts
Infants with meningitis may not have the typical symptoms. Instead, they might be very irritable, tired, and have a fever. They may be difficult to comfort, even when picked up and rocked. ▪▪▪▪▪
Other symptoms of meningitis in infants can include: -jaundice (a yellowish tint to the skin)
-stiffness of the body and neck
-a lower-than-normal temperature -poor feeding
-a weak suck
-a high-pitched cry
-bulging fontanelles (the soft spot at the top/front of the baby's skull) ▪▪▪▪▪
Viral meningitis tends to cause flu-like symptoms, such as fever and headache, and may be so mild that the illness goes undiagnosed. Most cases of viral meningitis end within 7 to 10 days, without any complications or need for treatment.
It's nice to see the people are raising awareness regarding this. I've had meningitis 3 times and they were the worst experiences of my life but I am lucky enough to not have suffered no side affects from this awful infection #MeningitisAwareness#Meningitis
Nearly 6 months since I had Meningococcal Meningitis and septaeceamia, and it's still a massive daily struggle for me. Even on the 💩 days, It's nice to know it's normal. #meningitisawareness#ihaveaguardianangel 👼🏼💛💫
It was the Alexis Rose trail race today .... as the elevations show toughest 10k!! 2nd lady overall .... happy days 🤗Great race in aid of meningitis and a fantastic day for it. Thank you @alan.glynn.9 for the organisation ..... was a huge success and you should be very proud #meningitis#meningitisawareness#toughest10k#moncrieffhill#womenwhorun
**MY STORY** MENIGITIS AND SEPTICAEMIA AWARENESS... PLEASE READ...
As some of you already know my eldest daughter Isabelle has been in hospital very poorly with septicaemia. •••••
I appreciate that this is my business page, however, in the past 20 months I've been unfortunate enough to experience both of the Meningitis and Septicaemia infections! Joshua contracted Meningitis at just 2 days old and last sunday Isabelle become very ill quite suddenly and has Septicaemia. •••••
Both of these are nasty infections that if not caught early enough can have devastating life changing effects on a person and can even be fatal. These infections take hold extremely quickly and to witness it not once but twice has been not only scary but eye opening for me. •••••
I've been fortunate enough to have had strong instincts when it's come to my children being sick and I've been very lucky to have had them under the care of doctors who have recognised and acted on their symptoms straight away. Without this, I dread to think what may have happened. •••••
On both occasions, my children have become very sick, very suddenly and deteriorated rapidly. The symptoms of meningitis and septicaemia differ but as you can see from the picture the symptoms also differ in relation to age. •••••
Joshua's tell tale symptoms where grunting, groaning and being absolutely freezing cold whereas with Isabelle, she had very high temperatures with severe muscle and joint pain. *** NEITHER DEVELOPED A RASH!! *** NEVER 'WAIT' FOR A RASH... THIS IS NOT ALWAYS A SYPTOM TILL IT'S TOO LATE!! •••••
Trusting my instincts has saved my children's lives. Never ever ignore your gut instinct and always act fast if you suspect your little one has either of these infections. You DO NOT need to have ALL of these symptoms to have these infections. ••••• This post is not meant to scare or worry anyone, that's not my intention! But Please, read over and familiarise yourself with the symptoms!! You never know if you may need this one day. If in doubt ALWAYS get checked, NEVER WAIT! •••••
If just one person learns something from this post then I will feel like I've accomplished something.
Risk factors for meningitis include: ▪
●Skipping vaccinations: Risk rises for anyone who hasn't completed the recommended childhood or adult vaccination schedule.
●Age:Most cases of viral meningitis occur in children younger than age 5. Bacterial meningitis is common in those under age 20. ▪
●Living in a community setting: College students living in dormitories, personnel on military bases, and children in boarding schools and child care facilities are at greater risk of meningococcal meningitis. This is probably because the bacterium is spread by the respiratory route, and spreads quickly through large groups.
●Pregnancy: Pregnancy increases the risk of listeriosis — an infection caused by listeria bacteria, which also may cause meningitis. Listeriosis increases the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature delivery.
●Compromised immune system: AIDS, alcoholism, diabetes, use of immunosuppressant drugs and other factors that affect your immune system also make you more susceptible to meningitis.
Amiee Abela, 2, from India passed away suffering from bacterial meningitis after alleged misdiagnosis. Amy's mom was given birth to her second daughter the same day she witnessed her first child, dying in front of her.
Jacqueline Abela was giving evidence during the continuation of the case which she and her husband have instituted against seven doctors. They are accused of involuntary homicide through negligence and malpractice.
The case happened in February 2011. The doctors, who are pleading not guilty, cannot be named by court order.
Mrs Abela said young Amiee had started vomiting. She was taken to St James Hospital where doctors said she was suffering dehydration. She was sent back home, but as her condition worsened, their private doctor advised them to take her to Mater Dei.
Mrs Abela was also admitted and gave birth to her second daughter. Meanwhile, tests on Amiee revealed an excessive number of white blood cells. The girl remained weak, but doctors said there was no need to administer antibiotics as she was suffering gastric flu.
A day later Mrs Abela said she was called to her daughter’s ward to find the girl surrounded by doctors after she slipped into unconsciousness. She then passed away .
Pathologist Marie-Therese Camilleri Podesta’ confirmed that the cause of death was bacterial meningitis.
Jacqueline Abela Degiovanni is a dedicated early years specialist and play therapist who wanted to share her story to help encourage, inspire and empower other mothers who might be suffering. Share your stories with her at email@example.com.
Words fall short of expressing my sorrow. My condolences. Rest in peace little miss Amiee... ✨
Viral infections are the most common cause of meningitis, followed by bacterial infections and, rarely, fungal infections. Because bacterial infections can be life-threatening, identifying the cause is essential.
● -Bacterial meningitis-Bacteria that enters the bloodstream and travels to the brain and spinal cord cause acute bacterial meningitis. But it can also occur when bacteria directly invade the meninges. This may be caused by an ear or sinus infection, a skull fracture, or, rarely, after some surgeries.
● -Viral meningitis-Viral meningitis is usually mild and often clears on its own. Viruses such as herpes simplex virus, HIV, mumps, West Nile virus and others also can cause viral meningitis. ●
-Fungal meningitis-Fungal meningitis is relatively uncommon and causes chronic meningitis. It may mimic acute bacterial meningitis. Fungal meningitis isn't contagious from person to person. Cryptococcal meningitis is a common fungal form of the disease that affects people with immune deficiencies, such as AIDS. It's life-threatening if not treated with an antifungal medication.
● -Other meningitis causes-Meningitis can also result from noninfectious causes, such as chemical reactions, drug allergies, some types of cancer and inflammatory diseases.
Not only are we the parents to the most beautiful little girl in the world but, she's also the bravest and the strongest little princess I know. I thought we were the luckiest people in the world the day she was born but, after the scariest week of my life I now realise just how lucky we are. Thanking god every minute of the day for a happy and healthy little baby. I've suddenly realised how irrelevant all of the little things in life are. #meningitisawareness