Wednesday the 17th May 2017….
Picked M up from hospital to take her to another hospital for a CT scan, the long awaited CT scan than was going to solve all the doctors problems! Following the CT scan we had an appointment at Newcastle RVI. It was a referral I had requested to try and get some answers. On arrival we parked in the multi storey and were wowed by the size of the hospital. Very modern and good facilities. We went to outpatients and again were very impressed by the clinic and it’s organisation, everything colour coded and running to time.
We had been to referred to see a top consultant and learnt more about asthma in the hour we were there than we had in 5 months of trying to find answers. He brought up other things that hadn’t been mentioned before such as anxiety and worry, something to think about as life as a teenager is never straight forward!
He booked M straight in for a bronchoscopy for a week later and so put a plan in place going forward. For the first time in 5 months I feel M might be making progress. It’s the best feeling in the world!
Just shows what a different opinion and different hospital can do! I know everyone at a consultant level is at a high standard and expert in their area but sometimes a second set of eyes on the situation can make all the difference. Hopefully now we will get some answers and be able to move forwards!