Poor Hayden...

Is missing his last beavers meeting tonight because he is just exhausted from a very long night last night.  He woke a few hours after I put him to bed screaming.  When I got to his room the poor kid was obviously in pain and was saying his legs where throbbing.  My first thought was "growing pains".  I got them as a kid and remember many nights of excruciating pain.

I gave him some children's pain meds and just rubbed them for over an hour which seemed to help but within a few hours we were right back to the same situation.  This continued pretty much all night and I decided to get our dr. to check him out this morning.   So off he and dad went at 8:30 this morning and just I suspected he figures it is "growing pains" as well.  Kids will go through them typically from the ages of 3 to 5 and then from 8 to 12 so hopefully we will be out of them soon as he will be 6 in a few months. :}

So tonight I'm ready with heating pads and pain meds but hope I don't need to use them.  

Does anyone have any other suggested that helped if you had kids that experienced these?  


Donna said...

Sorry no advice since Josh never went through them but I hope Hayden feels better soon!

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

Both of my boys have gone through the terrible growing pains. I have spent many nights rubbing legs and soothing pains. I did notice it is always worse when they are extremely active that day or doing something new that requires lots of leg movements.

I promise it will get better.