According to the New York Times:
In her speech, Mrs. Obama also told the story of how her daughter Sasha would not stop crying when she was 4 months old. A doctor’s visit revealed she might have meningitis; she ultimately did not, but the illness produced a scare.
According to Michelle Obama:
“He examined her and said somethings wrong. We didn’t know what, but he told us she could have meningitis.”
According to Barack Obama:
“When our youngest daughter, Sasha, was diagnosed with meningitis…….”
This is disturbing on so many levels. Shameful…………..
Most parents of young children have had similar situations. When the doctors are not sure what is happening with babies they often look at meningitis first, just to be safe. This is not something that a parent forgets. In order to make sure the child doesn’t have meningitis a spinal tap is done – you don’t forget this. You also never forget the moment when they tell you that your child doesn’t have meningitis. Which by the way is very quickly – this is not a test that takes days – it takes minutes.