Sharon - posted on 07/26/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
Hi my son, now 9, was rushed to hospital at the age of 2 with what the doctor had diagnosed the day b4 as chicken pox but was in fact meningicocle and meningitis. We spent 10 days in isolation and 6 days in intensive care in R.C.H. I am lucky to still have him. He was one of the lucky ones as i am told so very often. He is a happy, polite and very outgoing boy. He has all him limbs, no physical scars so we are very lucky. However he does not do well at school with keeping friends, learning new things, concerntrating, sitting still, making eye contact, thinking things through, hearing, staying focused, and the list goes on. We took him to the youth child mental health who, after 9 months, diagnosed him with a range of sensory disorders. I'm just wondering if there are any other mothers or fathers who have been here and done this or who are going through it. It would be lovely to compare notes and to just vent about the school system who want to help out when it suits them or any other issues that we are yet to come across.