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Monday, October 12, 2009

Back to the doctor's office we go...UPDATED

Last Monday, Marty was having some major hip/lower back pain and we took him in to be checked. After a thorough exam and some xrays, the doc concluded she couldn't find any injuries and chalked it up to growing pains. After all, the kid grew almost 2 inches in 3 months.

Well, before he went to bed last night, Marty mentioned he was feeling a weird tingly pain in his neck. Given that he hadn't injured it (and, over a year ago, he had a muscle spasm in his neck), I figured some motrin and sleep would take care of it. About an hour and a half after he went to bed, he woke up screaming...and I do mean SCREAMING. We tried everything there was to try...hot packs, cold packs, pain killers, and finally a left over muscle relaxant (from the previous spasm incident). All that lot did was relax it enough that he could sleep...and it took until almost 3 am to do that. I had hoped he would be ok when he woke up but it still hurts and he is still having painful spasms so to the doctor we go. Can you say a quick prayer that the doc can do something to relieve the pain?


***The doc checked him out (And for you nurses, did all the proper neurological checks) and, sure enough, its muscle spasms. She had their sports medicine person give him some exercises to help stretch out (and thereby relax) his muscles. We came home with a note excusing him from PE for a week and a 'script for Flexeril. The meds and the exercises seem to have helped a bit already.

14 comments:

Nina said...

Oh, poor guy! I hope he feels better soon!

Sandy said...

Praying that he feels better soon and also that they can find a quick and easy treatment.

Carolyn said...

The poor little guy. I do hope they find the problem soon. I will keep you both in my prayers. Gentle (((hugs))) to you and Marty.

Jen said...

hope they get rid of his pain

Fertility Chick said...

Oh no! I hope that he is pain-free soon. Sorry he is having to deal with this!

Sheliza said...

oh Kristin, I sincerely he can get some help to manage his pain and that they can figure out what is really wrong. Keep us posted. God bless...

JJ said...

Hope they get him all fixed up! Thinking of you all!

Billy said...

Glad you found the cause. Hope he feels better soon!

Nina said...

Oh, good, I'm soooo glad. And you knew I was gonna ask all those questions, didn't you. ;) Glad to hear the good report!

Carolyn said...

Kristin,
That is great news. I hope he starts to feel much better soon. You know kids they don't like to stay down or calm for to long.

JuliaS said...

It's so frustrating and awful when your child is in pain and you don't know why or what to do that will help. Hoping he feels much better very soon.

{{hugs}} to all of you!

Barb said...

Poor baby. Hope he feels better soon. :( My cousin had those.. so so icky.

battynurse said...

Oww. Those hurt so much. I hope he's feeling better soon. I hope to that the PT will help. Could it be stress related or posture related?

Meari said...

Ouch! I'm glad the exercises and rx are helping.