i am my own worst enemy for using google but dd1 had a high temp yesterday and a little rash I brounght her to the docs and he thought it was chicken pox (or chicken pops as she calls them!! ) anyway while we were there the nurse came to the door for him that he was needed urgently. Anyway long story short a 10mth old was brought in and had to be rushed by ambulance with suspected meningitis, poor little mite pls say a prayer that he will be ok.
The doc came back into our room washed his hands and checked her again and said yes 99% chicken pox and that more spots would come up within a few hours. Anyway few hours later her temp shot up to 39.8 and I brought her straight back in he looked at her again and said defo not meningitis, still thought it was CP but also said as she had only about 10 spots could be viral and told me not to worry about meningitis. I was talking to someone last night and they mentioned that meningitis is contagious in its viral form?? Is this true? I am worried now as the doc came from treating the little baby who had meningitis straight into our room. Am especially worried about my dd3 who is only 13 weeks...thanks for any help and I know it sounds as though i am being a little selfish and not thinking of the baby who does have the meningitis but I have been praying that he is ok..