Is there a teaching hospital (ER) nearby? They may be more knowledgeable and prepared to diagnose and treat your daughter.
but the doctors seem to be pushing me to the side.
I understand this well – I once sat in the emergency room from 1:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. until the hospital administration office opened, refusing to go home.
After I discussed my concerns with the administrator, I never had a problem getting my daughter admitted again(no I didn’t use threats). I guess I’m trying to say, don’t let them intimidate you; your daughter has a right to medical care – not just sent home w/pain medicine until her appointment.
In the weeks ahead, remember to take care of yourself; this is the best way you will be able to help your daughter.
very best wishes to you and Katelyn,