GFGmom's insurance expires 10/1 so I got an initial appointment and a followup with the Rheumatologist for difficult child#1. Today was the follow up. For those interested in such things the lab showed his uric acid level is 13.5 and normal is 6. That was a shocker. He's got two Rx's and has to come back next month. Oh well we've got to do what we've got to do. I reminded him twice this morning to explain in detail to the MD about his intestinal distress. The Doctor told him that his stomach cramps, frequent trips to the bathroom etc. are probably also due to the high uric acid. Wonder if he'll be less likely to drink now? He is doing much much better controlling his booze intake but I doubt that will lead to sobriety. DDD PS: Rheumatologist only shows up once in the box...twice when it gets to the Board. My computer is weirding out.