i don't even know what type as my gp has just sent off a referal for rheumatology but by readying it all I think it may be that second one on the list.
Her feet/ankles hurt her so much her knees are swollen up like tennis balls, she can hardly use her hands/wrists, she's now complaining her her arm and shoulders and she has trouble eating and although loves pork can't eat it as too chewy for her
I'm sure she's lost weight as for the past year she's been refusing to eat most days. It's taken soo many attempts to get a dr to listen to me that something is wrong not just she's a stubborn toddler with a new baby. I have 4 children two boys aged 5 and 6 and an 11 month old.
I can't get her to walk up the road let alone to nursery etc and all my gp would give after I asked if it as ok to give nurofen was prescribe nurofen. which although makes her slightly less more comfortable isn't doing a thing for her.
She has gone from a bouncing happy 3 year old to a recluse. she won't engage with other children for fear of them touching her and hurting her (accidentally) the one thing i've found she loves is swimming.
I already have a disabled husband and this has knocked me for six. I thought she was just ill not something like this that could potentially be for a very long time. i just don't know what to do for her or ho to help her feel better although life has gotten a bit easier now I know what it is as she's not just a whiny toddler but one in pain if you get me. I'm more sympathetic to her needs and if she knocks her hand or any part of her body i'm there for her instead of just get on with it.
Sorry to go on I just don't know what to do or what the next steps are going to be as my gp was useless i had written down everything that I had noticed on 3 A5 sheets for him and all he did was look at her joints tell me that and refer her and send us on our way it was me asking what pain relief i could give her that even prompted him to offer nurofen.
Oh forgot to say she's also got to have grommets in just over a weeks time and they told me she has to have a cannula in which I understand but does it have to be her hands they are the worst part of her body I'm not allowed to even touch them god knows how they are going to get it in.