Netizen urges people not to take headaches for granted
After losing her brother to a seemingly "harmless" headache, netizen Jovelyn Mendoza Maniebo urges everyone to not take severe headaches for granted.
Netizen Jovelyn Mendoza Maniebo shares the story of how his brother's headaches turned out to be a result of a fatal infection.
Jovelyn shared that it all started when her brother was unable to go to work due to a very high fever. A day after, on March 12, she took her brother Patrick to the doctor to get his headache checked out. The doctor gave him some medicine, and they went on their way.
The next day, March 13, she shared that her brother felt well, and didn't have any fever. The day after, he also felt normal, and it seemed that everything was going fine.
However, on March 15, the headache came back and was so severe that he was unable to go to work. Jovelyn added that Patrick also rested on March 16, because the pain became even worse.
Her brother didn't want to go to the doctor and wanted to simply rest, but during the evening, they found him suffering from a seizure, so they decided to take him to the hospital as soon as possible.
Patrick was admitted to the ICU on March 17, and until March 23, there was seemingly no improvement in his condition.
They soon discovered that he was suffering from encephalitis, or an inflammation of the brain. It's usually caused by a virus, but the doctors were unable to find out what virus infected Jovelyn's brother.
He sometimes suffered through 10 or more seizures a day, and the fevers started coming back. His condition started to decline as the days went by.
However, on March 24, all seemed normal. Her brother's bp was normal, and there was no fever and no seizures. The doctors shared that her brother was still recovering, and they're hopeful that he would soon wake up.
Everything seemed alright up until the evening of March 27, when Jovelyn's mom called her and told her to pray. As it turns out, her brother was unresponsive, and the doctors were trying to revive him for over 30 minutes.
At that point, he was no longer responding, but Patrick's family insisted that the doctors continue reviving him.
Sadly, after 1 hour of trying to revive Patrick, there still wasn't any response, so the family decided to stop any attempts of reviving him.
Jovelyn's story just highlights the importance of not taking any symptoms for granted. Sometimes a seemingly harmless headache could already be a warning sign for a life-threatening condition.
Always make sure to consult a doctor if you feel anything out of the ordinary. If you think that your kids are suffering from peculiar symptoms, then don't hesitate to take them to a doctor.
Remember, it's best to find out about a condition early on rather than find out about it later when there's nothing else you can do about it.