Being in the medical profession, we are "up" on things, and I usually trust my gut instinct. I have an 8 year old who has been suffering with tummy problems since Christmas. At first we thought it was the standard flu, until he had it 4 times. I took him to our doctor, and inquired as to what to do. I also was concerned about his halatosis. (I instantly thought tonsils, and looked at them myself. I thought that one of them looked like it was ulcerated, with a strange texture.) I pointed out his tonsil, the Dr. looked in his throat, and said "tonsils look fine, but I'll put in a referral for him to see a ENT for the halatosis" She went on to order a complete cat scan of his abdomen, which showed nothing remarkable. We encouraged fluids, with the assumption he was constipated. A week later he was still feeling rotten, and I took him back, Dr. then put him on M.O.M. 30 cc's q day. I again pointed out the tonsil, and she gave me the same answer as the last dr. A week later, after he was COMPLETELY CLEANED OUT, he was feeling worse yet, I took him back, they ordered an Upper G.I. series, and told me to give him Pepcid Complete BID. Once again I pointed out the tonsil, this dr. also said, "they look fine to me". Upper GI showed mild reflux in the supine position. About this time, we were close to our appt. with the ENT. My son's tummy was getting worse by the day. He would wake up in the night, and come crying to me, and many times was in bed with me in the morning, whining before I even woke up. It's so upsetting when your child is sick, and you cannot seem to make it go away, especially when I am a nurse! Well, you'll never guess what the ENT dr. told us. His tonsil was totally filled with infection, and it was so severe it had started to deteriorate (hence the large holes in it). He thought the infection had most likely been present about 4-6 months, judging by the damage. He barely glanced in his throat, and caught it right away. This child never complained of a sore throat or earache at all. He asked me if he coughs through out the night, which he does. The infection was most likely running down his throat. Gee, if it's running down his throat, I wonder WHERE it is going!? ENT put him on atb. and we scheduled a T & A. Here's the intersting part. Since he's been on the atb, no more tummy problems. I am livid with the 3 doctors that missed this!!! What would you do if you were me??