A year and a half ago the little guy sprained his knee ligament. Ever since then, he's complained on and off that it's still bothering him. Nothing seemed to trigger it, and I've never noticed any swelling so I didn't think to much about it, I figured growing pains if nothing else.
He has been saying it hurts a little more often lately, but it's been at times that he doesn't want to do anything, so I assumed he was trying to make excuses.
So this morning at 3am, he comes into our bedroom in hysterics that his knee hurt. He was half asleep so I don't think he was imagining it. He said rubbing it didn't help (at least it didn't make it worse), and he wouldn't allow any ice or heat near it. I did manage to give him some ibuprofin. He finally fell back asleep, but couldn't get comfortable, so guess who's been mom didn't get back to sleep.
I was able to get him in to see the doctor this morning and we had x-rays and blood taken. The x-ray machine petrified him, but the blood draw was no big deal (he's had x-rays before, but never a blood draw...weird, weird kid, LOL). Anyway, everything came back good, thankfully! The doctor said the best he can call it right now is growing pains, but he's hesitant to even call it that since the pain is so specific and doesn't move around which is common in growing pains.
So know we play the waiting and watching game.