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Worried for 2 kids

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  • Posted By: Kanard
  • September 30, 2007
  • 00:43 PM

My 8 year old son has been complaining of leg pain, he gets bruises along his legs on top of the bone in vertical line, he seems also to be loosing weight, he is just slightly smaller than kids his age. He has milk allergy and poison ivy allergy. From a very active kid he has turned into a much more passive one. Lately he has been also complaining of lower back pain.
I know all the symptoms are vague, and that is why the doctor just attributes it to growing pains, the thing is he doesn't seem to be growing.
Symptoms happen sometimes together or on their own. :confused:
Last year he had an illness that when I searched the symptoms it always came up with Kawasaki, it was never diagnosed as such even when I suggested, it left me with the doubt because he had red palms and then peeling, he had the fever etc. I'm worried that because it was dismissed as a common virus that if he wasn't treated properly maybe his current symptoms be due to that.

My other kid that has me worried is my 3 y/o daughter, she also had the "virus" last year.
She is also complaining of back pain (for 3 months), has been to the doctor twice because of cloudy urine, and was treated once for infection.
She still has the back pain and the cloudy urine after treatment, but she was clear of infection on the check up.
She drinks diluted juice and milk a lot and sometimes water. The doctor wants to take an X-ray of her back if she still complains this weekend of the pain (she has). :confused: Will the x-ray tell if she has problems with her kidneys?

Any response is appreciated, thanks!

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  • I couldn't edit, but the 8 y/o also has had bloddy stools once every 4 months or so, it hasn't been significant to worry the doctor though.
    Kanard 9 Replies
    • September 30, 2007
    • 01:03 PM
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  • you should be worried because kids often go without pain treatment.I am sure of one thing...take this seriously and be aware of all they eat and all they do...keep a journal for each child's daily life.I thnk your in need of some reassurance..whatever is wrong isn't your fault.Kids can get viruses that seem to bring on all kinds of different symptoms.I am no doctor, but I have chronic pain..and the first thing you need to do is listen to them...and force the doctor(whom works for you) to run tests and treat the pain with pain medicine if over the counter meds. don't work.If the symptoms seem to come and go it's usually not an allergy.I want to tell you that sometimes your oldest may not tell you the whole truth about his diet as you may get angry...so make sure he knows you love him even when he makes mistakes.We all screw up and we all learn from our mistakes right?I wouldn't stop until I had some answers...I know your doing all you can for your kids and I am here if you need moral support.If the kids seem to like certain doctors better than others...keep going to the ones they like...sometimes the cause is in what they are willing to share with you and the doctors.I will be praying for you and your family as you go through this rough time.Let us know if you find out anything else.:) Make sure they are not experiencing any abuse...it isn't likely...but if they go to daycare or a neighbor...this could bring on all kinds of physical ailments...just an idea..I'm sure this isn't happening, but 2 out of every 5 children will be physically or sexually abused by the age of 12.You are the one whom knows what goes on at home...but be very tough on how others take care of them when your away!!:( % minutes with the wrong person could change their whole life forever..be very vigilant.
    kayjay 6 Replies
    • September 30, 2007
    • 02:05 PM
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  • you should be worried because kids often go without pain treatment.I am sure of one thing... Thanks!I do worry that my son might be sneaking in some milk in his diet, (ice cream), but I have him more monitored now and he is very aware of the situation. I would believe the pediatrician would have spotted signs of abuse, and both my kids can express themselves clearly when something is wrong. I'm very vigilant of people dealing with my kids, those statistics are frightening. Thanks for the support, waiting trough the weekend is torture. :( I want tests! I want them to be fine...
    Kanard 9 Replies
    • October 1, 2007
    • 05:04 AM
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