Remember I mentioned difficult child's throat problem? How I was basically ignoring it? Well, I was very proud of myself for putting it back onto him to deal with. You know, minor pain (3 on scale of 1 - 10) so difficult child can just live with it under my new 1 -10 rule of not wanting to hear about it until it is about 9 or 10 but preferrably a 12? It back fired on me today. Though I promise to continue working on ignoring other minor aches and pains! Apparantly I need to learn what is minor and what is not! therapist's nurse suggested I take difficult child into walk in clinic today to rule out meningitis because he woke up with stiff neck and headache. Neither of us felt he had it but the symptoms are a red flag so best check it out today. While there, we asked about his throat bothering him. Remember, he has thrown up 9 out of 27 days this month (including this morning) and feels he is loosing his voice. He does not have meningitis (no surprise) but is being referred back to his peds doctor to look at possible esophagus issues due to throwing up so much this month (surprise)! O.K., I will give him that one. Maybe I should have let him look it up on the internet? No, I did the right thing. It would have shown up sooner or later at a docs office, not the internet. doctor says it COULD be a sign of puberty (voice changing) BUT there would be other signs first so most likely is not what is going on at this time. Most likely esophagus issues! Oh come on, I really needed to be right on this one! I ask for so little! Can't he just live with that? Can't it just be a minor minor pain that I was right on not giving any merit too? Guess I may have chosen the wrong little pain to start being so nasty about ignoring? So, any input on how far up the ladder I should prioritize this one? Should I wait a week or two to see how it is progressing before trying to get an appointment or should I just go for it? difficult child was told to take Mylanta (adult strength) up to four times a day. If we see an improvement, then it is most likely the esophagus causing his throat pains. So, we will try that for now but would welcome any input as to how serious this really is or can become. Thank you!