Posted by jdk
on October 04, 2000 at 18:33:16:
My son's pediatrician (he is about to turn 5) just called me with the test results that she had ordered because he doesn't eat, and is not gaining weight, and he has what every other pediatrician has called "growing pains" in his knees and feet.(ie waking up at night crying cause his knees or feet hurt so much, and we have been instructed "not to worry" and to give him tylenol and rub them). Now he has tested postitive for Rhuematoid arthritus, and she wants him to go see a specialist, the closest of which is over 100 miles away. To top it off, she called late in the day, and I cannot talk to anyone at my insurance or the specialist until tomorrow. I read a bit on the internet, and now I am kind of freaked out, some of the effects are so severe. Can anyone help me? Give me some good websites or something. Is this always a severe problem when it occurs in kids? Thanks in advance.