Doctor prescribes pain killers and physiotherapy
In the weeks leading up to his diagnosis, Sam had been unusually tired. He was asking to drive places, rather than walk. He had also been struggling in his swimming lessons and was complaining of a sore neck.
The doctor initially thought Sam had a trapped nerve in his neck and suggested pain killers. A week later Sam woke up screaming and crying because his hip hurt. This time the doctor suggested referring Sam for physiotherapy. At that stage it seemed a logical thing to do.
That night the pain still had not gone so I took him to A&E. The doctors examined him but couldn’t find anything wrong. They sent us home with more pain killers and saying we should wait for the physio appointment.