Thursday, July 10, 2008

Legs and sneezing

Middle complains with infrequent regularity that his leg(s) hurt. I always inquire, "Inside or outside?" He doesn't always articulate where or how it hurts, but last night it hurt him for sure. After I finally got him calmed down he was able to tell me that it hurt right above his ankle but not all the way up his shin and only on his right leg. We got the ice pack on it and he seemed ok.

I have learned that indiscriminate nondescript leg pain in children is generally classified as "growing pains." As I mentioned Middle's bouts seem to be of increasing occurrence. Although there does not appear to be any rhyme or reason to when they strike. Now I will begin tracking them to look for any correlation between time or day or activity that induce the pain.

Do cats sneeze with any regularity? Cash seems to be sneezing as if he is allergic to cats! Any and all advice welcome on the feline sneeze please.

When Auntie is here and the night is balmy it is the best time for all to look for the moon and listen for their magic birds. Their Auntie loves them so!


KathyLikesPink said...

That is a wonderful photograph. And - I love the legs in air, touching toes.

I had leg pains when I was first grade - about third. They would ache at night after I went to bed. My mom would sit on my bed and rub my legs. It helped, and it was very soothing. (I was also the tallest kid in class right up to 9th grade)

HRH said...

cute pic!

Maybe your cat is allergic to humans. That is all I got...not to insightful I know!

Lindsay said...

I wouldn't doubt that he does have growing pains. I think Livers has them, too, because she'll randomly grab her arm sometimes and wince, saying "Arm!" like it hurts. I guess keep doing what you're doing. Eventually they'll pass.

It's possible that the cat has allergies. To what I don't know. My mom's dog did. It would scratch itself all the time and had to be put on Prednisone.

Neat picture, by the way! I love the lazy days of summer.

scargosun said...

I love the legs and toes in the air. I wish I coudl lay in the grass without seeling itchy. :)

I think tracking the pains is a good thing. Then you can tell your doc.

Cats get allergies too like dogs. G-dog sneezes and her eyes get watery in the spring.

Misty said...

i remember growing pains and sometimes they were HORRIBLE!

Sue said...

Growing pains on the legs are common, but you could track just to make sure.
And I am with hrh, maybe Cash is allergic to you guys.
Not a clue!

Karen said...

My kids complain about leg pains every now and then. I consider it growing pains and/or summertime.

Muffy Willowbrook said...

HA! Cute.

I wondered what was going on in that picture!

tiff said...

My kids all get growing pains.
Poor middle. Maddy used to cry they were so painful.

Kristi said...

I hope the leg pain mystery is solved soon.