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    p_beck posted:
    Good afternoon! I'm hoping someone here can provide a bit of advise. A month ago my family went to Orlando for a Disney vacation. When we got home pretty much everyone got sick. Bronchitis, or sinus infections for pretty much everyone. I ended up getting pneumonia later on. Anyway after a few trips back and forth to the Dr. I think we have finally gotten everyone worked out. My 13 year old daughter has a sinus infection and bronchitis. She is given an antibiotic, a Symbicort (sp?) inhaler and cough pills. She gets slightly better but still coughing really bad. I have to go back to the Dr. because of the pneumonia and she asks how the daughter is. I tell her that she is still coughing and saying her chest hurts. She gives me an RX for a 5 day round of steroids and says if no better in a week call back. Well, Friday she was still no better so back we go - chest x-rays and another inhaler, albuterol this time. All weekend she was crying saying her chest hurt and coughing terribly and saying she thought she was going to be sick - even after taking all of her meds.
    I call the office back today, they tell me her chest x-rays are normal, her lungs sounded fine in the exam and they don't know why she is still in pain.
    At this point, I am wondering if I should take her to another doctor? Keep staying here? They want her to come in and get blood work done this evening or tomorrow morning but I'm not sure what to do at this point.
    I am concerned and not sure what could be going on and they don't seem to know much more than I do. Would you continue with the dr? Find a different one? What could be going on that wouldn't show up on x-rays? It is very frustrating and I am at a loss! Suggestions? Ideas?
    fcl responded:
    I would take her in to the same doctor and get the blood work done. If you change doctors now, you will probably have to start the whole process again (X-rays, etc.). Do the bloodwork, see what the results are, get the treatment and, if there is still no improvement, see another doctor. There could be many causes that wouldn't show up on an x-ray ...

    Did the whole family go swimming when you were in Orlando?
    p_beck replied to fcl's response:
    We didn't go swimming. They only thing we did as a group that involved water was riding Splash Mtn. But that really doesn't get you very wet at all.
    fcl replied to p_beck's response:
    What I was worried about was the possibility of bacteria/virus in the water - you wouldn't need to get very wet, just inhale water spray ...

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