Punk Rock Parents: Flintstone Feet

Friday, February 21, 2014

Flintstone Feet


Lately Louie has been waking up in the middle of the night crying. And not just,  "I woke up and I can't go back to sleep" kind of crying. Like in pain kind of crying. She is so out of it and cries out that her leg hurts. When I try to get her to tell me where it hurts she often grabs at her ankle. I remember as a kid having the same kind of ankle pain. I lay down with her and rub her leg. Last night I added a heated rice bag to her leg and it seemed to help. Until she woke up again another 2 times. My wonderful Joey took those shifts.


I posted this picture of Louie on Instagram and a few people thought it might be growing pains. And it might be, but we have all seen Louie, kid is short. I don't think she will experiencing any growth spurts now, or ever really. Joey thinks it might be restless leg, which would be awful for a kid to have to have.  And then someone asked if she was flat footed. There was my light bulb moment! I am pretty flat footed and Louie has inherited my Flintstone feet. We are going to give it a few more days and if she keeps waking up at night in pain it will be time to see a doctor. 

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