My daughter had x-rays and bloodwork done today. She has been complaining of a

@mommaj (22768)
United States
September 10, 2009 6:14pm CST
My daughter had x-rays and bloodwork done today. She has been complaining of a stomach ache for about a year. The last time we went to the doctor for this, she put her on an antacid. We are awaiting the results. The technicians were great with her. Has anyone else experienced good techs? Most of them aren't people persons, but these two were. The one tech has a son the same age as my daughter. They are so much alike it is scary. I was laughing as was she by the time it was through.
3 responses
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
10 Sep 09
I can't believe this has been going on a whole year! How is her appetite? Does she drink a lot of water? How consistent is the ache"? Did they say how long it would take for the x-rays to come back?
@mommaj (22768)
• United States
10 Sep 09
I can't believe it either. I took her to the doctors in AL and they seemed to feel it was stress. Then after giving her medicine that made her stomach hurt worse, I took her back for a diagnosis of "constipated". I'm upset that doctors practice medicine. I would like them to get it right! She drinks lots of water, eats like a horse and only weighs 51 pounds. The ache is not consistent. It's at her belly button. They showed us the x-rays. I'm a little concerned they are going to "clean" her out. I guess if they do she will feel better though. I hope they don't ask me to do it.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
10 Sep 09
Hopefully you get some answers now. A year is a long time for a child (or anyone for that matter) to be uncomfortable like that.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
11 Sep 09
Is she an "innie" or an "outie"? If she has an actual navel it could be as simple as cleaning it or a nerve issue. If she has a "button" sshe could have had some kind of injury you were not aware of. If she were experiencing cramping I would agree with the constipation theory but if there is an actual pain, not an ache and it is localized in that area the doctors may be looking for the wrong things. Have you examined her tummy? Does she have the pain daily?
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
10 Sep 09
My daughter had to have a urinalysis and x-rays done once and the techs were great with her. They made it not scary for her at all. I was glad that they were so good with her. They even gave her the big teddy bear they gave her to distract her to take home with her.
@mommaj (22768)
• United States
10 Sep 09
That's sweet. I love the techs that are so good with children. Mine got a teddy bear at the hospital in AL. This time she didn't get anything, not even a sticker. She at least got a sticker when we did the bloodwork. I was surprised, she did good. I think it was mostly because of the tech talking to her.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
10 Sep 09
Oh yeah, she walked out with SIX stickers too!
@mommaj (22768)
• United States
11 Sep 09
HEHE. That's a good tech that knows how to deal with children.
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
11 Sep 09
First, let me say that I really hope, for your sake as well as the sake of your little girl, that they figure out why she is having tummy troubles. That is a long time for anyone to go being inpain and not knowing the cause. Now, to answer your question, thankfully, I have met more good, personable techs than I have met those who are just personable at all. I think that the techs that are more personable are actually better at the job as a whole because they can get an idea of the patient as a person, not just a patient number or name, and as a result, knowing a person a little more may help them to look at things l little differently.
@mommaj (22768)
• United States
11 Sep 09
I would have to say that the techs that look at people as people instead of numbers are certainly better at their jobs and can help the person they are seeing. When you are treated like a number you are uncomfortable and SICK. If they treat you like a person, you are sick and looking for answers. They try to calm your fears.