Monday, April 12, 2010

Growing Pains

I used to love this show. 


It was the best TV show ever.  I even bought the Tiger Beat magazines and my mom didn't stop me from covering my walls with posters.

I am not a fan anymore.

I am no longer talking about Mike Seaver but the leg pain that often wakes up my jelly belly.

Being woken up in the middle of the night is not what bothers me (ok-it does) but what really gets me are the tears and the sobbing I have to hear. She truly is in pain. The hubby right away remembered when he experienced growing pains. I, on the other hand, did not want to believe him.

At first, it was hard not to let my mind wander; to automatically go into panic mode and think the worse each time I heard, “Mommmmy, my leg hurts." But with time, I have noticed it usually happens when she has had a very active day. Our pediatrician has told us it’s common and one of those things that cannot be explained. There is no reason to be concerned unless the pain seems to be in the joints or it is accompanied by swelling. She also responds positively to massage, which is key in ruling out something more serious.

On the nights that she wakes every 2-3 hours, I find myself frantically looking for Ibuprofen or Tylenol in her bathroom cabinet. That usually does the trick. But there are times when I wonder if medicine is really necessary. But what is a sleepy mom supposed to do when she asks for it?

It must really help her feel better and I think Dr. Seaver and Maggie Malone would do the same.

9 comments:

Saving For Someday said...

Hi There! Stopping by on my SITS rounds today. I'm also doing the UBP'10. So a double Hello!!

Cute site. I look forward to reading more.

Have a great day!

Unknown Mami said...

I'm tall and I really sufffered from growing pains as a child. I remember the pain and my mother trying everything she could to give me relief.

Regina said...

You haven't told me Bella is having growing pains!!! :(

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

Oh yes I loved that show too... show me that smile again...don't waste another minute on your crying...

but, I can def see where the real thing would NOT be as fun as the show... hoping you get past these pains soon!

The Sharp's said...

I remember those all too well! Cute blog. I like the content! I don't think it is cluttered at all.

Sarah B. said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my site as part of the UBP! Hope you're having fun. You have a neat blog. I look forward to visiting again. :-)

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Arizona Mamma said...

Oh Man!!!! I had these so bad when I was younger. I used to get them so bad I would wake up crying in the night and go in to wake my mom. She would come rub my legs until I went back to sleep. They were awful.

Traci said...

I suffered terribly from growing pains (the legs -- not the show. I loved the show!).

My mother used to rub Myoflex on my legs and that seemed to help. It was a prescription drug then but I believe that it is available over the counter. You might try that. Good luck with it. It is really tough.

Be strong, Momma!
:-)

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

my nephew had growing pains that kept him up every night, it's so hard to watch them be in so much pain, i'm so sorry.

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