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9 year old daughter in a lot of pain

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  • Posted By: ErikaKazan
  • June 2, 2007
  • 07:55 PM

My daughter had what started as just the normal cold bug that was going around school. There were only 4 kids in class one day. Then about 4 days into it she started having lower abdominal pain. Her brother is 14 and had his appendics out last July. It was looking just like it so took her to the emergency room. They thought it was lymph glands that were inflamed b/c of the virus. Went home, had a terrible night she was hurting bad. Next morning she stared throwing up so I rushed her back.

They admitted her did ultrasoud to check the appendics, could see it, did a CT w/contrast. Surgeon said the lower abdomin was inflamed and admitted her. But it would/does come and go. Sometimes she is in 7-9 on the scale for 45 min then to a 4-6 for an hour or a few hours. They got morphine in her and antinausea (?) meds and hydrated her all night. She was a lot better in the a.m. so they let her eat and go home. This was March 2. 6 weeks later it happened again. Another overnight stay another CT. All bood work was fine thru all of this. Now they thought she was holding stool and not going when she needed to. I didnt buy it but they sent us home next day with a laxitive. Well it has happend 3 more times. They wouldnt giver her pain meds at home kept wanting to wait and see. This little girl has missed 31 days of school, had to drop dance and cancel summer camp. I had to actually start coming unhinged on theses DR's and making them give me referals to Anchorage to see a pedictric gasto DR and I made them do an allergist too. I am at my wits end. Monday is her Gastro specialist appt so maybe he is not an idoit. It comes is episodes for like a week to 9 days and she does not deserve to hurt like that. I have read everything i can find and nothin fits. 2 weeks ago they put her on previcid for acid reflux. But the pain is below her belly button. does not make sense. That is when i told them we can give this to her but I want referals and I want them today. No feaver, no elevated white cells, no constipation. Then in 3 weeks an allerigst.

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