Matt Dawson: My ‘guilt’ about son’s meningitis

February 18, 2016 6:30 PM

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Matt Dawson: My ‘guilt’ about son’s meningitis

Former England rugby union captain Matt Dawson has described his feelings of guilt after reluctantly taking his young son, Sami, to A&E thinking he had picked up "a little bit of a bug", when he'd actually contracted meningitis C.

The two-year-old had had a seizure and had cold hands and feet, but within an hour of arriving at London's Great Ormond Street hospital he had been put into an induced coma which lasted a week. He's only recently been discharged. Matt said "we could have easily put Sami to bed that night… and we wou...

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