The Dr did look down her throat. She found nothing; or rather mentioned nothing. She listened to her breathing with a stethiscope. She prescribed stronger painkillers.
Well she cant eat - even cold soup at present. She is in bed. Every time she swallows she bursts into tears. Can I do anything to allieviate her distress? Dr seems confident that even though the pain is worse today and the swallowing now very difficult that this is to be expected and after a few days nature should take its course and heal 'the scratch'....mum
Thank you! Instinct of a mother felt the GP's diagnoses was not sufficient.
I have booked my daughter in for an appointment with an ENT consultant in Harley Street today at 3 pm for an endoscope examination.
Your advice was extremely helpful and I am very grateful to you.
Just to add that since you gave me your medical advice Re: my daughter's distress. The London Clinic consultant I rushed her to performed an endoscopy and found 30 cm of ulcerated oesophagus! She was admitted into hospital on Tuesday morning straight after the endoscopy through A& E and has spent the past 6 days recovering on various forms of medication.
I feel aggrieved with the GP's negligent assessment and very grateful to you alerting me to the seriousness of what was indeed a serious complication.
Again, many thanks. Fiona Gaunt ( mother)