Sunday, March 07, 2010
That is how Elizabeth described the pain in her knee the other night. That night was one of the worst; she was crying, gagging and screaming out 'momma they are biting fast'. It was one of the nights where the only way I can get her to settle is to rub her knee until she falls asleep (after motrin, heating pad and rubbing cream).
We did see the Orthopedic surgeon and he had ruled out a knee injury and growing pains as it is localized. The surgeon's input was 'it must be behavioral, she should not be getting that much Motrin' needless to say I was very upset after seeing him if he knew us at all he would realize that this is not behavioural and that I have gone to great lengths to ensure that this does not turn in to a behavior issue.
The reality is Elizabeth has pain that no one can really figure out and no one can really give us options to prevent this pain. Elizabeth is right now out with the neighbourhood kids and her Dad and has been out for a couple of hours which means that tonight she will be in agony. Do I bring her in to avoid her pain getting worse or do I hope that in time she will get stronger and this will get better? I can't see how this can get better as each time she grows it starts up again as she becomes more unstable and hyperextends more. It really is a vicious cycle we want her to be active but at the same time we want her comfortable. Until then we might buy shares of Motrin.