Sarah’s Story

18221859_10155292348433653_7497785429962196560_n-1My soon-to-be 8 year old daughter was very recently in hospital with ANEC (ANE?) after suffering from influenza A. She had seemingly usual virus symptoms and was ill off school with it on Monday 25th January 2016 but by late afternoon her temperature quickly spiked and she was yelling out to me that her legs were hurting and told me to take her to the hospital. I thought she was over-reacting (as she often does about things) but took her to the emergency GP surgery, instead. She became lethargic in the waiting room and vomited on the floor there. And couldn’t stay awake throughout the Dr’s examination. Her temp was over 41 deg C and I was told it’s a virus, to take her home and give paracetamol and ibuprofen and if no improvement in a couple of hours, to take her to the hospital. After having the painkillers, she drifted off to sleep on the sofa and I waited for signs of improvement. Instead, she woke up confused and disorientated and hallucinating.

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