Sierra's story begin in Febuary 2016. She was 8 years old. Out of nowhere she had no appetite, wasn't drinking and lost about 20 lbs. Over a 6 month span, she was fussing horribly about right side pain and had headaches that would knock her out for hours. She saw the doctor, they did tons of tests, and diagnosed her with constipation. She was given daily medicine and things seemed to get better for the most part. Life went back to normal, so we thought.
From then on, there were still headaches three times a month. In May 2018. Sierra was really fussing about the pain in her right-side so we saw the doctor. The doctor noticed her blood pressure was elevated and the focus quickly turned to that. We started blood pressure checks at home and followed up with the doctor. Her readings were consistently high. Her doctor started her on a medicine for her blood pressure, but her BP was still not coming down. The doctor felt considering Sierra was only 10 and not responding to the medication, further testing needed to be done.
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