I had everything leading up to meningitis. The nausea, headache,breathing difficulty. low appetite, excrusiating leg pains, fever,spots in my groin, sinus infection. I am so tramatize by what happened to me that it is difficult to write this and after you read my story you will understand. I had all the sign and symptoms of this disease it is in all my records. I went to our small local hospital. I had no reflexes, my neck and lower legs were stiff. I could not laterally rotate or flex my neck, I had burning the was traveling from my feet, up my spine and into my head from spot to spot. An EKG showed I had chest tightness. I was asked questions about my person life that I happily answered. I called my neighbor and asked her if she could take me to a larger hospital. I was sent there to be assessed. Five minutes into the drive my back began arching and my head my being pulled back over and over again. In the mist of this I told my neighbor that we would make it to the hospital and I would not die. It was like my body was being thrown about and I couldn't stop it. I arrived at the hospital and had to checked in. We had to wait in the lobby my neck was so stiff that my head my tilted slightly back. I could not believe what I looked like in the bathroom mirror. We sat in the lobby and it was uncomfortable because my lower legs were stiff too. Forty minutes later we walked down the hall to the triage room. People were looking at me. In the triage room I got in the bed and the ER doctor was busy lookin at my legs, he said I had some kind of palsy. He began moving my legs around and I did see what he was doing because I had my arm covering my eyes. He asked me why is your arm over you eyes. I took it off. I remember my back arching as he moved my legs around. Then I became confussed. He started to ask question after question and my neighbor was crying so hard now at my altered mental state that she had to go out in the hall. I was sent for a CT. It showed I had a really bad sinus infection. The doctor showed me the CT. I had uncontrollable shakiness and he gave me and ativan and then Zithromax. I fell asleep and shortly after waking up I was sent home. Within two hours of being sent home I became very weak and drowsy. I returned to our local hospital. She noted I was weak and didn't make eye contact and I was told to see a physcharist. Someone took me home. A friend came over and she wanted to show me her pictures from Italy. I was in a dark bedroom and she remembers me being weak and I told her the light was blinding me. I was clutching the bed because my blood pressure was droppin so rapidly that I felt like I was continually jumping out of an airplane. She went home and I felt it take over my body. I was burning all over. I was so drowsy. I just lied there. Someone took me back to the big hospital. They took blood and I was checked over and sent home. I really don't know how I was walking I was so weak. It felt like a brick was on my chest and this would be a contuinual pattern to follow. I was so photophic. Weak, lethargic, I had diarhhrea, abdominal problem, chest pressure , little appetite. After returning over 40 times to two different hospital they would never admit me even though they knew I was lethargic etc. I was told all my blood tests were fine. I was so ill and had so much pressure in my head that I rarely spoke, couldn't look after my son or myself. I was a vegetable more or less. The doctor deemed me to be depressed or a hyprocondriac. I only recently had to face all this after getting copies of my hospital records. They even noted I smelled bad and I was unkeep. Normaly I never go out with out hair or makeup. My husband was not home during this time because of his work so he and my parents had no idea about anything that happened in the hospital. All they saw is someone who was lying on the couch or bed day and night. I think the sunglasses I was wearing on the couch would have seemed odd for someone that is depressed don't you think? The last time I was in the hospital the nurse came out looking for me I saw he walk up to the doctor and tell him the results of my urine test. He looked over at me the entire time and that was the moment that I knew that it didn't matter how ill I was he was never going to own up to his mistake. He was just going to let me die. I was taken home and as I lie on the couch shaking with my eyes rolling into my head I managed to walk downstair and told my husband I if he didn't get me medical help I would just out the window. I took a lamp and smashed it down and cut my hand. I refused to go to the hospital. The next thing I know I am at the hospital and police are taking me to a mental health hospital. Blood was taken and I was talked to by physicatist I think. I was so drowsy I do remember all that much. I was soon hooked up to an IV. Within two days things began shutting down. I now had a distended abdoman, markedly distented bladder and urinary retention. I had to be catherdriazed twice. I could no longer eat any food. I was so photophotic . I can't write all the detail as it would take too long. I was given an antibiotic for two week and I was able to eat. They deemed me to be having a major depressive episode at a delusional level. I was given ETC treatment against my will. You can imagaine giving this to somebody with meningitis who's brain has little function going on right now. I am still horrified at what happened to me. What a bunch of dumb .....'s.
After getting my hospital records I was also able to get a clearer picture of the cover up. The ER doctor wrote that I was vague on symptoms, that there was no evidence of meningitis. Patient thinks meningitis. That my chief complaints were sensory loss, neurologocial , stiff neck starting four weeks ago. Also partheisis not yet diagnosised, sinutis. He drew a picture with the word gait. Look like he cancelled the appointment he had made for me to see a neurologist. The nurse has altered records also. She made it look like I was isolated, given antiboitics and that I could not latererally rotate or flex my neck, cool to the touch 2.5 years ago. Lucky for me I had a witness in the ER room with me . She can tell what really happened. My physical condition. I also found a video my dad had taken. You can see on this video my difficulty talking and my eyes keep deviating down over and over again. Something you would see in someone with hydrophaleus. The results of the abnormal blood tests were never given to me. And their were many. My neutophils were high two weeks after and I had a drop in potassium. My urine test show 4t for ketones, nitro and protein. I am aware others are involved in this cover up. They had to make it look like I was depressed. You can not do anything when you are in this condition to defend yourself. Why did he cover this up? Lawsuit, and it could have been on the news maybe. He didn't care because he knew I was going to die. Four months of breathing difficultly has probably cause some damage to my heart I am sure. I have a chronic inflammatory problem going on in my legs . It could be septic arthritis and I will have to do something soon. I aslo have heterotopic ossifacation in my cervical spine and my spine is sore. It is hard to seen any doctors. I have no trust in any of them. You seen this is the second time they have misdiagnosided an illness that has caused me more health problems. It took several months for my brain function to return and my vision to come back. I didn't drive for over six months. At times I loose my balance. I had diffulculty concentrating and I find I can get angry easier that before. I have not come forward with this yet to the appropriate people. I will be doing it by the summer I am still gathering records etc. It is had to believe I am really alive. People need to be aware of these doctors and hospital cover up. Some people are just evil to the core......................... I have more records now. I have a total of 44 abnormal blood and urine test results during this time. They include low Anion gap and low urine creatine. These thing are considered rare. My test also show low PO2. Low potassium,High neutrophils, low mpv, low lymph,low ferritin, high chloride, Low sodium, high gran, high cholesterol, high lipase, low bun/urea, low calcium, high anti tpo, low ast,low hct, low Ck. My urine test show low creatine,4t keytones, Epithelial cells, Positive for nitro and protein, luecocytes, positive for blastosis hominis. This in a span of four months. Hard to believe I am alive.