Over the last few weeks our 3 year old has been constantly complaining that his tummy has been sore and it’s been hard to navigate. I say hard, because it’s one thing when your kid is constipated or has a runny tummy, but when he’s eating fine, pooping fine and playing absolutely fine every day – but still constantly points to his stomach and says it’s “owie”………. what’s a mom gotta do?
I’m the type of mom that looks at the symptoms, remembers previous appointments with the docs and applies the principles that were told to me when they have the same problems. 99% of the time, I nail it and I don’t have to get antibiotics or have my kids do anything major to get better.
It’s this that gets to me. I say it gets to me because he’s fine through out the day (see how he’s smiling in the pics?), but then at 3 in the morning – the poor kid is in the foetal position and holding his stomach – keeping us up through the night and there’s nothing we can do.
We’ve been to the doc and have applied the meds that he recommended but now the ache is back and all I want to do is make a Grey’s Anatomy manoeuvre and scan the kid to see what’s going on in there.
Well, today we’re going to the paediatrician again and we’ll see what the plan will be to make sure that my kid gets back his normal – complain free – life. Have you had times like this? It’s frustrating right? how did you deal with the exhaustion and trying to manage every day life without murdering one of your kids. (the struggle is real peeps, very real)