Back in November, 2 year old DD had an unexplained fever for a few days, it went up to 104 at one point. Then, in December she developed another high fever. She ended up having hand, foot, and mouth and then developed a bladder infection which turned into a kidney infection and she was hospitalized for 2 days. During this time she would wake up frequently and complain of pain in her right leg. I didn't make much of it since she had a diagnosis of hand, foot, and mouth, and then a kidney infection. Once the fever went away, her complaints of leg pain went away. She has had another unexplained fever now for 2 days and the doctor thinks it's just a virus. However, she has been waking up several times a night screaming about the pain in her right leg. During the day, her leg seems fine. It looks fine, she's not limping, she doesn't complain.
The pediatrician says if her leg still hurts after the fever subsides, we should come back in. My friend's brother, a pediatric doctor in the intensive care unit thinks we should demand an xray and blood work right away, which freaks me out. What do you think? Sometimes moms know best!