Yup I did only recently register, you're right. As I said, am only a lurker. I don't like to post here.
I responded because it seemed like you only wanted natural options when sometimes, that may not always be the answer. As many have already responded, sometimes, the benefits outweigh the risks. I'm happy your daughter is ok, however, don't be upset if you went looking for something and it wasn't there. Many of us recommended the same as those doctors based on the facts you provided in your orignal post. We're only going based on what you're saying, and those facts seemed very scary to me, to say the least. So, if you're upset the other mothers here didn't provide you with 'natural' remedies... that's unfortunate. They were simply looking out for your daughter, and you asked for the advice. I think we all had the same idea when reading your original post.
Personally, I'm not sure what natural remedies could help meningitis or a spinal leak and this is specifically what you were looking for.. sometimes western medicine is required. I understand you prefer other methods, however, sometimes it is necessary as in the case of getting an xray. No eastern medicine can look at bones and determine if there's a fracture or a leak, nor can it determine if your child has a very life threatning infection.
I'm sorry if you felt my post 'got your goat'. Not my intent. Simply stating a few things that I felt warranted to be highlighted.
I do want to reassure you, if you have extreme doubts about xrays, a quick search should alleviate your concerns about the amount of actual radiation your child will face, especially consiering she will very rarely have them done. As an example, a hand xray is equivelent to the amount of background radiation (this is radiation she will face in her day-to-day life) of just a few days. I understand wanting to keep your child free of anything unnatural, and as I said it's completely fine. I think many of us just felt her symptoms warranted the benefits of a visit to the ER room and xrays then just waiting it out. Personally, my nerves woudln't have been able to handle it wondering what could possibly be happening with my child.
This is all just our own opinions so don't take it as personal attacks, just opinions. And if none of us provide you with the answer you'd like, then there's no reason to be upset as we're all just basing our responses on what you have provided us with.
Also, I made mention of doctor's credentials since I've seen far too many times that people take other's words for gold online when you really don't know where their information/knowledge is coming from.. and it's a safer bet to discuss these issues with a known physician (western/eastern) then a complete stranger. It appeared to me that you wanted someone here to give you the magic cure and hoped you would have been able to discern between the possible misinformation out there. I wasn't stating to necessarily take a GP's word either, however the fact that even the naturopath showed increasing concern for your daughter is why I decided to speak up.
Others have said what I've thought in such a nicer neat little package. This is the best way I can convey to you why I answered as I did. You asked a very specific question, and we provided very specific answers. If you didn't like the answers, it's easy to move on. Don't frown upon us for not giving you what you wanted.
I personally know how uncomfortable it is to have a fever as high as hers and her fever not coming down was a huge concern. I was in hospital with mine and they wouldn't release me until it went down. Low grade fevers are good to help rid the body of infection, high fevers such as hers are a huge red flag combined with the headache.. especially after the fall she had. So I apologize if my advice was a bit too one sided for you, but I was basing my opinion on what you provided.
After all that, I will reiderate again.. I am happy your daughter is doing ok and hope she's back to normal quickly.