One-year-old Tulsa boy thought to have double ear infection, diagnosed with spinal meningitis

TULSA, Okla. — A one-year-old Tulsa boy has spent 18 days in the hospital amid a battle with spinal meningitis.

Casi Murray, the mother to 1-year-old Baker, says her son had been sick for two days before she took him to the emergency room.

Murray says doctors initially diagnosed Baker with a bilateral ear infection, but the day after she knew something wasn’t right.

She says he had been sleeping more, unresponsive to touch, and not acting like himself so she took him back to the emergency room.

After several tests, a spinal tap found an infection had spread and Baker developed spinal meningitis.

He now gets weekly MRIs and blood tests every few days to check his white blood cell count.

Casi says it’s unclear how long her son could be in the hospital.

Family and friends are having a softball fundraiser for Casi and Baker on Saturday and Mannford, and a friend started a GoFundMe page to help them get through expenses.

Anyone looking to donate can do so here.