I have an appointment for Jessie to the the pediatrician on Friday. I want a referral to the pediatrician rheumy. After I made the appointment, I called the office that has the ONLY 3 pediatrician rheumys in my STATE. The appointment person gave me a list of what the pediatrician will need to send to her - it is a LONG list including the office notes from last 3 office visits (min of 3 visits), lab work (I will have to have this run as it has been awhile), a letter stating why the doctor wants her to see the rheumy, and about 4 other things. I am wondering if it would be a good idea to ask MY rheumy about seeing her. I see him in a month. I trust him. I also have that gut feeling something is going on with Jess. Any suggestions/ideas to help the rheumys decide to see my girl? Even after all that info is sent in, the docs apparently see very few kids in relation to the number of referrals they get. They can pick and choose simply because they are the only ones. I just hate seeing her trying not to cry because she hurts. I spent a heck of a lot of years doing that - and it started at age 14 for me. So any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Prayers/good thought would also be greatly appreciated!