Throughout the day she had become more and more lethargic and that night we couldn't wake her at all. Her breathing was fast and she had an increasing temperature. We rushed her straight to hospital where we were put straight in an ambulance to Bristol Children's Hospital, where tests were immediately carried out.
I heard the name meningitis a few times but stayed positive because Amber had not developed a rash. I assumed no rash, no panic ... How wrong was I? Little did I know there are two types of meningitis, bacterial and viral (with no rash).
Amber had been diagnosed with viral meningitis and my whole world fell apart. I thought I was going to lose my baby. Thankfully we were one of the lucky ones and Amber made a full recovery and is now doing well.
Meningitis Now do an amazing job of raising awareness and educating people about such a terrible disease. They also offer support for families who are going through or have been through such a difficult, terrifying and sometimes devastating time.