JJ. That's so hard! If I were in that position, I would seriously be looking for another ped. If my child is in pain, someone needs to give me something to help her. I fought that fight when they were ready to discharge DD and she was still having at least one severe pain episode every day. I made them give me four doses of narcotic pain medicine to take home because damned if I was going to have her screaming in pain and only able to give her ibuprofen. Nope. Don't mess with this mama bear and my child in pain. Same fight I had with her pedi about zantac. He tried to hem and haw and say well she doesn't have all the symptoms of reflux. My response? I don't care. I know she's in pain and it's her stomach. I know the aspirin is hurting it but we can't stop it. Give me the prescription. I do make sure that all our docs know up front that I have a relatively good handle on medical issues and if I'm asking you for something, it's not done lightly and I need you to respect my opinion/request. Our doctors so far have been great about that. The one that wasn't is no longer my doc.