I haven't been on here for a couple of years, but feeling the HA coming back and would love some help...I am trying really hard not to let it spiral out of control, but I am worried.
My three year old has been complaining of pain for about 6 weeks now. At first, he would wake at night, crying and pointing to his knees /shin (I think but not sure it was both knees then). I took him to the doctor and as it had only happened twice she said to bring him back if it kept going and she'd look further for arthritis. All was ok for a couple of weeks and it started happening again, this time only his left knee. The doc did an xray of his left knee and hip and all was normal. He didn't know what could cause pain in his knee only when his knee is normal on examination and he doesn't have a limp or anything - and then (last week) it only seemed to be happening at night. The last week, he has started complaining on and off about his left armpit, hip, ankle and foot as well, but mainly his knee and all on the left side
I am freaking out and fighting hard not to google obsessively, but I am really scared he has leukamia. Is there something less scary it could be?? Would an xray be normal if that was the reason for his pain? He's always preferred to be carried than walk and now when I am asking him why he is saying it's hurting somewhere like his foot or knee and he doesn't want to walk and I am so scared I have been missing something all along....
Any thoughts would be really appreciated. I am thinking I will take him back to the doc again, but need to try to stay calm in between