Tuesday, July 1, 2008
The Never Ending Story
My 3rd child Natania has had a long list of ER visits, a couple of broken bones - the large toe on each foot, some minor things like asthma plus some huge things like growth hormone shots. She is the never ending story of health problems in our family. I guess every family has one child like this and for us, she is it. Just yesterday we found out another minor crisis - Osgood-Schlatter disease which to me really isn't a disease but more of a neusance. It is a knee ailment that occurs usually around age 10 in children that are very active for instance in running, basketball, soccer - sports that have alot of impact on your knee joint. And as the same time are going through growth spurts. It causes the tendons to somehow become over stretch in a way which leads to a large lump just under the knee cap. The worst of it is knowing that she is in daily pain just from being an active kid. She will need to ice her knee often to control the pain. I also ordered a special knee strap to see if that will help. Thank God she will out grow it. Once she gets to her mature height, the pain should stop.