heliconian Posted September 5, 2012 Share Posted September 5, 2012 Okay, team, I could use some help. My 8 year old is always complaining about tiny aches and pains as though he was dying. Daily. Headaches, muscle aches, toothaches, excessive itchiness, we've heard about it (usually at bed time). Last week, he went to the doctor for a headache that he swore he'd had off and on for a year and had just never mentioned to us. Our very sympathetic pediatrician did a neurological assessment and determined that his headache(s?) are probably caused by tooth grinding. This is a doctor who is, if anything, overly thorough. (He screened him for cancer due to some swollen lymph nodes last year.) This week, the complaint is a sore throat and painful swallowing. It isn't that I don't believe him, though he is in his room singing the theme to Doctor Who right now. He's been making sounds like he is trying to clear his throat all day. The issue is, if I took him in every time he complained, I would be there every week. How long can I wait and still be a good mother? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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