A seven year old child relayed to his mother that his head constantly hurt. The mother had her child assessed by the Pediatrician, showing no neurological deficits/symptoms, only the headache. The mother went through an elimination process of having his eyes & ears assessed as possible cause. She continued to journal what made his headache worse such as running, with continuation of no other symptoms, eliminating any food allergies and misalignment of neck and spine with a Chiropractor. After continued week of head aching, she contacted her Pediatrician to determine if the next step CAT Scan or an MRI. The Pediatrician referred her to the Children's Hospital. The mother stated, "They have me scheduled with a Physician Assistant (PA) and a Behavioral Health Specialist (BHS).
The doctor was asking me if my son took pills. I stated, "No." He then continued to counsel me that I need to train my son about pill taking because it is important. He was coaching me to condition my son for taking pills "start with ice cream sprinkles, then swallowing mini-M&Ms and the full size M&Ms so he can take multiple pills at once."
I wish I knew
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