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My daughter (17) is severely sick for the past 4/5 months now

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My daughter (17) is severely sick for the past 4/5 months now . We have private health cover but getting passed to NHS for investigations. Still no doctor is willing to tell us what's causing the sickness and high temperature ....
Please read the letter sent to prehealth today...

I am writing to you in relation to Alveena Hayat. As I updated you on the 3rd and 7th April 2014, Alveena has been admitted to Southern General Hospital since 6th April 2014. She gone through numerous tests and investigations and still there is no difference in her health. I request you to consider moving her to a specialist in Rosshall Hospital, so she can get seen by a specialist on a priority basis. She is suffering in a NHS general ward with lot of noise and no rest at all. This is affecting her health adversely.

We respected your suggestion and waited all week to get investigated by NHS doctors. They have failed to come up with any suitable answer so far. First, they said it is a viral infection. Then they tested by TB and then she had nearly 9 blood tests, chest X-ray, 2 ultrasounds and 1 CT Scan. And everything came negative.

Alveena has lost a significant amount of weight, she is not eating anything or taking any liquids. She has had 4-5 intravenous drips so far. She feels better temporarily but then again becomes worse. She is going to get checked by her consultant Monday morning (14th April). I do sincerely XXXXX XXXXX to authorise her transfer to a private hospital as soon as possible. So they can check all the reports and decide, what tests or investigation needs to be done further. Alveena needs proper medicine, not just 2 paracetamol, a sickness and an iron tablet. Her White cell count was low and lymphocytes were 0.6.

Her timeline is as follows:
6th She was admitted with high temperature, night sweats, cough, loss of appetite, sever weight loss, nausea, vomiting, pain in chest, abdomen and pelvis and swollen lymph nodes.
7th Seen by Doctor who said it looks viral.
8th – 13th numerous tests were taken for viral, Infection, TB, CT scan for chest, abdomen. All tests came as negative. She has had around 9 blood tests, they have only found that she low white cell count – Doctors are not able to find the cause of the bad health.
She continuously vomits between 5 am and 9 am, every morning while having high fever. She continuously has low blood pressure and high pulse. She is admitted in the general ward where she is not able to rest because of noise and because the lights are turned on in the morning. I am therefore not satisfied that NHS services are providing the best care. We feel that environment has a big impact on your health, and therefore she needs a private room and proper attention. Every night, it is either me or my wife sitting on a chair to look after her. I am sure this can be avoided as our policy is fully comprehensive and we do need you to provide us with best of care. I will like my daughter to be transferred to Rosshall or Nuffield hospital for detailed liver checkup as CT Scan was not 100% clear for liver.

A prompt response will be highly appreciated. You can call on XXXXXXXXXXX if u like
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
I have read your post.
what is your exact question?
what exact tests were done?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Question is what's causing her sickness and high temperature in the morning ?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
We can not, of course diagnose over the internet but can give possibilities.
You have not said what her temperature is