Woman Remembers The Ordeal Of Bacterial Meningitis

As a Pitt County student is treated for bacterial meningitis and authorities caution others to be on the lookout for symptoms, one person who has had the disease is remembering just what it was like.

Debbie Cannon, now a grandmother, remembers back when she was 12 years old--when she and her brother were struck with bacterial meningitis. "He lost his sight and ability to walk for maybe a week or so until the antibiotics kicked in and started working for him. You have a real high fever, your legs, your head, you have excruciating headache, its just really painful."

Authorities say the D.H. Conley student is being treated at PCMH for bacterial meningitis.


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  • by MUSAorg Location: www.musa.org on May 22, 2010 at 07:58 AM
    MFA is proud to announce the new C.I.S.S. Container Identification Scratch System When we participate in sporting events or mingle at social gatherings it is possible to lose track of our water bottles and/or beverage cans, especially those served in containers that are very similar or identical to a container from which you are drinking. This carries the risk of transmitting an illness, such as meningitis or the common cold or flu. The Container Identification Scratch System, or C.I.S.S., is a fun way to make sure you always know your drink from others. Use it at sporting events or at family gatherings and reduce the waste from forgotten drinks. Simply scratch your number from the C.I.S.S. label and identify your drink. For more information please contact Bob Gold at Ciss.bob@gmail.com and www.musa.org Thank you, Meningitis Foundation of America P O Box 1818 El Mirage AZ 85335 480 270 2652 www.musa.org World Meningitis Day 2010 Saturday 24th April
  • by Caroline Location: www.musa.org on May 22, 2010 at 07:56 AM
    The Meningitis Foundation of America (MFA), a national organization, would like the public and media to know that information is available regarding the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of meningitis. MFA was founded by parents whose children were affected by meningitis. In addition to supporting vaccines and other means of preventing meningitis, the MFA provides information to educate the public and medical professionals so that the early diagnosis, treatment and, most important, prevention of meningitis, will save lives. Meningitis is a dangerous and sometimes fatal inflammation of the brain and/or spinal cord that can leave survivors with serious life-long physical problems such as deafness, brain damage and other disabilities, meningitis can sometimes result in loss of limbs. MFA would like to be considered as a news resource for the disease. For further information, visit the MFA website at www.musa.org.
  • by ecu gal on Jan 14, 2010 at 06:58 AM
    My boyfriend had it and it was no walk in the park...In and out of the hospital for weeks, headaches so severe, the strongest pain meds available didn't even help...Hope this student gets weel soon, its may take a couple of months before they feel like normal again...
  • by had it on Jan 13, 2010 at 08:46 PM
    and it was horrible. 105 temp, stiff neck, couldn't stand light in my eyes, first few days (of 10 in the hospital) I couldn't stay awake...had seizures but didn't know that's what it was until I got home and researched online...basically left in a hospital room with IV antibiotics for 10 days...miserable stuff
  • by JBM Location: G'ville on Jan 13, 2010 at 05:52 PM
    1 on the excruciating headache!! This stuff is no joke.
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