Feeling unwell and dizzy
Jarvis was a healthy normal 11-year-old and we had just returned from a seven week holiday in Australia. It was Sunday and Jarvis was playing football for his team, Merriott Bombers, when he started to feel unwell and dizzy.
We took him to our GP on the Monday where he was diagnosed with labyrinthitis, an inner ear infection. We knew people who had had this and, after googling it at home, thought no more about it.
The following week he was still being sick every three days, so we upped his medicine. Jarvis was still unwell the next week. Our GP came to the house and we discussed Jarvis being referred to the local paediatrics at Yeovil hospital.