This case involves an 18-month-old child who was presented to her regular pediatrician with fever and vomiting. The pediatrician advised it was a viral infection and that the parents should let the infection run its course. After several days, the child’s symptoms began to worsen. The parents became concerned and took the child to the emergency room. The parents were once again assured that the child had a virus. The child was given over the counter painkillers and anti-vomiting medication and was discharged. Two days later, the child returned to the hospital again with continued vomiting and decreased urine output. The child was given an abdominal ultrasound that was essentially normal. She was also administered a bolus of saline and subsequently discharged. The child continued to decline hours after discharge and her parents decided to take her to a different hospital. At the second hospital, a lumbar puncture confirmed the child had a bacterial infection. The child was treated for bacterial meningitis but subsequently failed hearing tests and lost the level of language she had before the infection. The child required anti-seizure medication and feeding through an NG tube. Further intervention was later required to drain fluid from the child’s brain.