Lexi was born in Derbyshire on March 23, 2013. She is much loved and will always be remembered by all her friends and family.
Her little brother misses her so much and he will never forget his big sister, she was such a kind and caring little girl and extremely clever!
No words can ever explain the pain of losing a child, but I know she will be following me now, and I know she can't get hurt now.
Sunday 13th March, Alexis and Charlie went off to Tutbury park with their great grandparents. Lexi had said her arm hurt but when I asked her why she said she had banged it, which for a 3year old is nothing unusual. So off to the park they went, they only stayed for about an hour as Lex became a bit irritable and wanted to go home. She went straight to bed when she got home, she had signs of a fever; bit of a temperature, headache, cold hands and feet and generally not feeling well. We called 111 as she didn't seem right in herself, and a mother knows their child! So we got an ambulance sent out, but there was really long wait for an ambulance as Lexi was in a serious condition at this point. So we took her to Derby Royal hospital A&E, we got there about 6pm. She had been sick in the car and started going very lethargic, she didn't want to walk as she said her knee's, legs and arms hurt. So we told the triage nurse all her symptoms and we were put in the waiting room, she got seen at 8:30 by a doctor and was very poorly but no signs of a rash or no sensitivity to light etc (the classic meningitis symptoms). Lexi then started to really deteriorate about 10:30 and was being frequently sick and not herself, I knew something wasn't right! About midnight she developed a blotchy purple rash on her legs and neck, and not long later she developed the 'pinprick' rash.. She was rushed into resus, by this point her little body was covered in this purple rash and they tried to get antibiotics into her. She was sat on my knee to try and calm her down, but she gave me a really big cuddle and asked for a bottle of milk and then her little heart started to give up on her. The disease was that strong it took over her body within hours and her heart had stopped. The resus team tried for 45minutes to get my baby back but she couldn't take it anymore and she grew her wings and flew up to heaven at 2:45am Monday 14th March, just over a week before her 3rd birthday.
This goes to show how quick this awful disease can take over a little life. Please be aware of all symptoms for meningitis and also meningococcal septicaemia.
Lexi had a severe case of Meningitis B.
We have now got her brother vaccinated but this does not take away the pain of losing my little girl.
Mummy loves you so much Lex, and I always will.