Are you thinking perhaps that your child has juvenile rheumatoid arthritis? That does occur in children, usually under the age of 16, and so your daughter would be within that age range.
Here is a website that talks about what it is..and there is some hope here, as some kids apparently outgrow it. You should note that it is an autoimmune disease.
I hope all this turns out well for your child.
Just wanted to come back and update on what the nurse told me pertaining to what test was abnormal. She said her ana levels were 'speckled' and he wanted her to see a specialist. No word on the appt yet except that i'll have to travel to the same hosp i've been going to for my other neuro. (2 hour drive!) I asked if it was possible that the other test (alkaline something) was giving an abnormal reading due to same possible prob that was causing this test to be abnormal. In other words could this all be just that she's growing too fast. Of course she couldn't answer that. I got the pocket version of 'i can't tell u that'. Uppity, thanks for u'r help. I went to that site and read up on it all. It's encouraging to know it can be outgrown. Funny, that's autoimmune. I have psoriasis which is autoimmune...and here i am looking at possible ms...which is autoimmune. Seems to be some kind of connection?? Pretty interesting to say the least. Thanks again everyone.
I have a question. Did your daughter begin having the pain before or after beginning on the asthma medication? I don't know anything about what type of med she's taking but wonder if perhaps she is having a reaction to it?
My son became achy all over after beginning on singulair and after a week of being on it without any change in the achiness, his doctor removed him from it. Years later, he no longer takes any asthma med on a regular basis...just keeps an inhaler on hand in case of emergency. At 18, he now uses diet and regular exercise to help control his symptoms.
In any event, I will of course pray for your daughter. No one should suffer like that but it hurts my heart especially when I hear of a child suffering.