I recently wrote a post over at The WM Parenting connection about misdiagnosis.(see the above link) I mentioned a little girl who had been misdiagnosed with swine flu when she actually had meningitis. She subsequently died as a result of this. Meningitis is one of my greatest fears now that I am the mother of a young child.
My facebook friend Celine Blacow of 'Soaperstar' http://www.soaperstar.blogspot.com/ recently posted up the following link telling her amazing story of surviving meningitis, not once, not twice but FIVE times!
Check it out at http://www.meningitis.org/book-of-experience/celine-blacow-40217
It's really worth checking this site out to increase your awareness of the disease. You don't have to be a fortysomething first time mum like myself to worry about it!