That's what Ella's doctor told me this morning. She said Ella's X-Ray's came back great and you could even see growth lines in her bones. Which means it is very possible that this is a case of growing pains. Yes, growing pains. I told Steve I feel foolish if that's what it is. I've been scared and imagined every possibility in the past few weeks from Ella just not wanting to go to school to tumors forming in her back and legs. When I prayed last night, the only thing I could even say is "Please let her be healed". Steve sat down and told me there was no reason to feel foolish.. That when a healthy kid gets a fever they call the doctor, we have to go to clinic and pack and overnight bag. He reminded me that we have a whole different playbook right now and that the normal "kid" rules don't apply to us.
If you don't know Steve and I, here is a little insight. Steve is calm, patient, a thinker. He NEVER cries, not because he doesn't care, but because he is always thinking about how to fix the situation or be practical about it. We are a team. I am so very grateful for that. One of the reasons we make a good team is because we are opposites when it comes to the emotional stuff. I'm the one freaking out and worrying about ever possible worse case scenario, and Steve sat in the clinic room as cool as can be yesterday. He is really good at taking the situation for what it is at that moment and applying it to the "Big Picture". I'm more of a "Just in the Moment" kinda gal. So, we balance each other when it comes to stuff like this. Steve is my rock. He came with yesterday because he knew I needed him.
So, Ella went to school today with some more Tylenol and we wait for the MRI next Wednesday to see if we can figure out her back pain. Maybe that's growing pains too?