Dd 5 was moaning after school yesterday that one leg was tired. Didn’t hunk much of it. She was awake at 9.30pm with it and had a bit of calpol. She woke screaming at 6, it’s coming from Her hip and down to her leg. I’ve given her calpol and a hot water bottle. She can sort of limp on it but if its manipulated she starts crying. I’m waiting for dp to come off nights to get more neurofen and calpol (home in ten)
I’m wondering if it’s cause for doctor, hospital or anything else I can do. Do I keep her off school?
There is a thing called irritable hip. It comes on suddenly. More common in boys. My DS was 5. I dragged him into school thinking he was putting it on a bit but ended up in A&E. They were excellent and explained it could be an infection - took bloods, waited on result. No infection so irritable hip diagnosed. Hope it goes well.
I wouldnt accept that if there was screaming from the pain. Whilst I hate to bother A&E, if that were my child, I would be taking them to there - perhaps call 111 first (although take them with as much salt as you will find in Pesto)
Has she had a virus recently, even a mild one? Ds ended up with transient synovitis when he was 2 after just a runny nose. He was limping but otherwise fine. In his case it resolved itself quickly and easily but it can be more difficult so get her back to the go if she's not improving quickly.