Jaida Craig

First post: Apr 19, 2019
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On October 25th, 2018 Jaida's school nurse called and said she had a sore throat. Jaida's description said it felt like someone was choking her. The nurse said her throat was really red but no white patches that they typically see with Strep Throat. She is prescribed appropriate treatment of Amoxicillin 2xdaily for 10 days. On Nov 2nd, 2018 Jaida complained of a bad headache.  She was 7 days into her antibiotic so I told her to take 400mg Ibuprofen which she did.  A headache still remained and I instructed her to go to bed. Nov 3rd and 4th she still complained of a headache and each day I gave her Ibuprofen.

On Nov 5th, 2018, Jaida text me all day from school that her head and her neck were hurting really badly. That evening dad took her to the hospital where they diagnosed her as having a virus and sent her home with a shot of Toradol for the pain and she presented with a fever of 99. On Nov 6th, 2018,  Jaida's pain was worse. By the afternoon, her face was swollen around her eyes like a raccoon's mask. I took her back to the hospital where they believed she had meningitis and did a spinal tap to test her fluid, however that test was negative and Jaida was sent home with a shot of tramadol for the pain and the fever of 101.

On Nov 7th, 2018, she was worsening and had stopped eating and drinking. She was not moving much and appeared very ill. I decided to take her to her primary doctor who after examining her sent her straight to a different hospital to be admitted. I was only told that Jaida was very sick. Nov 8th, 2018 her head and neck pain worsened and they feared she might have a life threatening illness called Lemierre's Disease but she had no blood clot in her neck and they ruled it out and began to tell me that Jaida had a virus.  However that evening, she had trouble breathing and this hospital did not have the equipment or specialists to treat her so I demanded that she be transferred to Children's hospital. 

On Nov 9th, 2018, she was admitted into Children's hospital with head, neck and chest pain. Nov, 11th a repeat CT and ultrasound showed 4 blood clots in the neck and upper arms. She was immediately started on Lovenox, Doxycycline, Flagyl, Ceftriaxone, Tylenol, Toradol, Zofran, Morphine, Carafate, Protonix, Probiotic, and Amytriptiline. 

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