Therapy For Children After Meningitis?
Good night … my nephew when I was 3 years old, fever only 1 night immediately seizures and coma for 2 weeks. When the coma had another seizure 2x. Doctors convict bacterial meningitis. After waking up from a coma, the child cannot see, hear and talk. His movements are also increasingly out of control, running here and there, biting anything he felt. If there is light has started to glare, but the other there has been no change for the better. Therapy at the hospital is still being undertaken but its frequency has started to decrease because it has been 2 years. MRI examination results, normal EEG but ct scan results there is a tendency for epilepsy but the child after a coma is not having seizures anymore. The doctor suggested to go to a special school but the problem was the condition of double tuna children plus could never be silent except when sleeping. Currently the child likes to play water. Is there a special therapy that parents can do at home for cases like this? Or do you really have to look for a special school? Thank you …
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Meningitis is an inflammatory condition in the membrane that encloses the brain and nerves. Meningitis can occur due to bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infections, and can be triggered by immune system weakness, pregnancy conditions, and not receiving vaccinations.
Regarding your question, vision loss, hearing loss, memory impairment, seizures, and overall brain damage are complications that can indeed occur in people with meningitis. This is because meningitis occurs in the brain, even though the brain is the source of life where almost all the processes are arranged therein. Unfortunately again, damage to the brain or any nerve is quite difficult to handle, because the nerve is one part of the body that is slow to recover, unlike hair growth, wound closure or the union of broken bones. In one particular situation, it is not impossible that the nerves cannot return at all.
Therefore, actually the advice of the doctor who treats your nephew to put him in a special school is very understandable, given this is a very difficult condition or indeed can not be cured anymore. If the family is still curious, an effort that can be done is to check your nephew to another neurologist, in an effort to get a second opinion based on a complete examination. But if even by this second doctor the same recommendation, it means that it really is. The most important thing in the future is knowing what can be done to minimize its limitations, including if it is in the form of entering it into a special school or attending certain training. So, hopefully answering your question.