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I have a friend whose daughter had been waking up in the middle of the night for several days complaining of pain in her stomach. It got so bad that my friend took her daughter (6yo) to the ER at 3am a couple days ago. They did an x-ray and found nothing. They wanted to do a CT Scan and friend refused saying that was too much radiation. So she took her home and for the past two days has been doing the BRAT diet (have not talked to her, so not sure if child is still having issues).
The "too much radiation" would never have occurred to me being too concerned about my little one's horrid pain. But of course, I think I would have asked for an ultrasound...
Is that really a valid concern? Would have you refused to have allowed?
Answer by older at 4:22 PM on Aug. 22, 2012
Answer by Rosehawk at 4:23 PM on Aug. 22, 2012
Answer by meooma at 4:20 PM on Aug. 22, 2012
CT scans do emit quite a bit of radiation, but I think if the Dr. wanted to test for something, I would've asked about the ultrasound 1st. Then if they still couldn't find anything, I would have consented to the CT scan. My son went thru daily chest X-rays for almost 2 wks when he was hospitalized for pneumonia. I thought the kid would glow! I hope her dau is getting better. If not, she needs to consent to further testing. Keep us posted OK?
Answer by mrsmom110 at 4:20 PM on Aug. 22, 2012
Answer by Dardenella at 4:42 PM on Aug. 22, 2012
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 4:53 PM on Aug. 22, 2012
Answer by jessicaj101 at 6:55 PM on Aug. 22, 2012