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Offline Mom21

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Leukemia in children
« on: March 11, 2014, 06:42:36 AM »
I posted a few days ago about foot pain my 5yo has had for about a week. Well, it has progressively gotten more constant, seems to hurt worse, and is now hurting on the top as well as the inside. It doesn't hurt to touch or press on it, mostly when walking or doing activity. He was still running and jumping but I can tell that is starting to bother him.

I took him to the doctor and she said there was a condition that *could* cause foot pain in children. I'm to wrap his foot and if not better in 2 weeks take him back for X-ray.

I looked up this condition and it said it causes heel pain (he has no heel pain at all) and usually starts in puberty in boys (he's 5).

Well, I stumbled across several sites about child foot pain that said leukemia can present itself in this way. There was one story with symptoms exactly like my child. I'm beside myself. I couldn't sleep all night, haven't eaten. I have horrible thoughts running through my head. What should I do? I can't wait 2 more weeks like this.
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Re: Leukemia in children
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2014, 07:15:09 AM »
Here is where the stuff on the web can cause such distress with no foundation.

To calm yourself, you may want to try another pediatrician, insist on x-ray and appropriate blood tests. No need for your boy to suffer and you to worry so. Try and stay collected and get the expertise your boy and you need.
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Re: Leukemia in children
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2014, 07:58:15 AM »
I'm going through the same fear right now. Last night my sons lymph nodes in his neck became huge. Er saidbits viral but I'm freaking out. We are going to the doc today.
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Re: Leukemia in children
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2014, 08:08:31 AM »
My GI physician when I saw him recently said, I was a sharp guy, but should not do any
web browsing for diseases, as I really can't interpret my symptoms correctly. He told me to
stick with financial issues as I am a CPA.
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Re: Leukemia in children
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2014, 08:16:33 AM »
This web diagnosing can get really heady, doesn't it? This is your busy time, so thank you for joining in.
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Re: Leukemia in children
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2014, 08:55:24 AM »
That was *one* story!  Just one.  Out of the tons of kids who have foot pain everyday.

Leukemia presents with other symptoms as well.

Stay off google.  I know how hard it is, especially, when it's your child.
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