hi all i am new here and a really frustrated mum! My daughter who is 12 is asthmatic but only gets affected when has a cold or cough. to cut a long story short, a week last monday she had an attack and i took her to fairfield hospital in bury, where they gave her two bouts of nebuliser and a short course of steroids. we then went home, during the afternoon she developed a very bad pain in her chest between the breast bones but slightly more to the left and round. she described it as very painful especially when taking deep breaths. anyway her gp said its costochondritis or inflammation of the rib cage and to try anti inflammatories. it got worse so two days ago i took her to a and e at booth hall childrens hospital where they did an x ray. they were uncertain of the diagnosis as their could have been some pleurisy and some inflammation explaining why she has both symptoms. they wanted to admit her for further tests but had no beds so we were transferred to fairfield by emergency ambulance. the next morning the doctor said why did booth hall say pleurisy as they see only inflammation!!!! and discharged her without doing the tests booth hall had wanted to. so here we are back home, danielle still in pain with no improvement at all, she is breahing and talking normally but has this terrible pain to touch on her chest and on the inside. where do i go from here?????????? also surely would a scan not be more accurate and why have they not advised that???
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