I pulled into the driveway with a sleeping cherub. He was so very brave as he was poked and prodded. He slept through the doctor's exam, cried through the blood draw and fought hard during his x-ray.
He told me that leaving without a diagnosis was a probability, but the tests will tell us something. All the tests came back normal, thank God. He was a little wobbly this morning and perhaps very tired, but overall he seems fine.
I am in Florida for my client meetings and hate being this far away when we are supposed to be watching. KD spoke to our pediatrician this morning, she reiterated much of what the ER pedi had said last night. Most likely his pain and hunched over walking last night was due to growing pains.
Why, if it were growing pains, would only his right leg hurt? Why was his pain so sudden and discreet last night? These are the questions I may never have answers to, but I will look and if I have to learn how the pituitary gland regulates growth hormones then I will. I don't want him to be in pain. Surely it isn't fatal, but it causes him discomfort and as his mother that is intolerable.