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Prayers for sick Barry

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Prayers for sick Barry

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FORMER PARTY MONARCH, Tune-Of-The-Crop and Richard Stoute Teen Talent winner Barry Chandler is seriously ill in hospital.
Chandler’s sister Cherish Greenidge told the DAILY NATION yesterday her brother was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) last Saturday after contracting meningitis.
Meningitis is the inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges. It may be caused by viral or bacterial infection.
The most common symptoms are headache and neck stiffness,  associated with fever, confusion or altered consciousness, vomiting, and an inability to tolerate light or loud noises.
Greenidge said Barry developed a fever last Thursday, which worsened on Saturday, resulting in his being taken to the QEH by ambulance.
She said he was taking flu remedies for the fever and reported that he was feeling better.
Greenidge said doctors told the family last Saturday Barry was very ill and there was the possibility that he could die.
Speech affected
She said the infection affected his speech, but it had improved a little and that the restraints had been removed.
Even though he was still very ill, Greenidge said Barry was trying to persuade them otherwise.
“He is trying to make us feel he is getting better . . . . He’s saying he wants to go home,” she said.
She said doctors needed to drain fluid from around Barry’s spine, but his blood count was too low to do so at this time.
The 25-year-old singer performed with top band krosfyah during Crop-Over and had been gigging at different places since then.
Members of the entertainment fraternity and Barry’s friends have been posting messages on Facebook and encouraging people to pray for his recovery. (YB)