Yesterday my 4 year old woke up with excruciating pain in his leg and hip. It was painful enough that he couldn’t even bend his leg to sit up.
On the way out door I kept my distance so not to add to the hysteria.
We couldn’t figure it out since he had been bouncing around right before he went to bed the night before.
At the hospital we learned nothing was broken but quite a bit of fluid had accumulated in his hip causing the pain called Transient Synovitis. Apparently it’s quite common with 3% of kids having an episode between the ages of 3-6 yrs old. The cause is unknown.
They put him under then took a gigantic needle that drained the fluid from his hip.
An overnight stay at the hospital, video games, slushies, Spider Man cartoons…”this hospital is not so bad.”
24 hours later my little man is back home. He’s walking like a grandpa but on the road to recovery.
You’re never so grateful for your children’s health and good hospitals until you have a health scare.
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