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October 19th, 2010, 07:20 AM
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Okay, Jack's got a skinny little neck like me, and whenever he gets a cold or anything the lymph node on the left side of his neck swells. Because his neck is so skinny it really shows. Freaks me RIGHT out.

I had the doc check it at his 2 yr appt, and he said it was normal and just a weird thing that lymph nodes do. This morning his cold is starting to get better and the node is bigger than it was, say, a month ago - which makes sense, since the node is how your body fights off germs and kills an infection.

But UGH, it weirds me out. I am trying not to Google lymph nodes - I did a bit already and it said that 99% of the time they're just a kid's system's response to a bug. He is otherwise fine, sleeping okay and eating lots, and just has a runny nose and a lump on his neck.

Anyone else's kid get swollen glands that freak them out?
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October 19th, 2010, 08:25 AM
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It sounds normal to me - Elizabeth's doesn't do that but MINE does! My left lymph node in my neck swells all the time when I get a cold or a sinus infection! So to me, this seems normal esp since the doc is telling you it is & they don't seen cause for concern.
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October 19th, 2010, 08:40 AM
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I remember Christa posting something like this about Cade.


Either way, I ALWAYS get swollen lymph nodes when I'm sick. They always come up under my chin and they hurt
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October 19th, 2010, 10:47 AM
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Donovin has one on this left side behind his ear. It always makes me nervous!
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October 19th, 2010, 11:02 PM
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Nolan also always gets one on his skull behind his left ear-he's always done that since he was little when he's fighting a bug. Dh gets the same thing. They just go away on their own, come to think of it, I have the same thing behind my left ear.
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October 20th, 2010, 05:31 AM
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My oldest has one like that .... I can see it popping out even when he isn't sick and when he is sick it doubles in size.
It's totally normal.
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October 20th, 2010, 07:21 AM
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Thanks, you guys. I've been rubbing it and poking at the poor kid for two days now - he must be going crazy with me, lol!
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October 20th, 2010, 10:56 AM
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Don't you find that it feels neat and fun to play with?!?!? Maybe I'm just crazy ... LOL!
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October 20th, 2010, 12:02 PM
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LOL, Stace! You are so funny!
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