** Originally posted by michdoyle **
My son who as a baby as had skin problems and we were always told it was eczema and he would grow out of it. About two years ago he started to develop the callus like sores on his knees and this year he has start developing red sores (for lack of a better word) on his shins. We started seeing an allergies and I asked him to look at my sons legs and he said "oh yeah that is p." and referred us to a derma. how confirm that is it p.Over the past few years off and on he would cry his knees where hurting him but we were told these were just growing pains. This past week he started limping and saying his ankle hurt. And it looked a little swollen but it was actually the two ankle bones that stick out that look bigger not so much around the ankle. So we took him in thinking maybe he injured himself in soccer (he is very active) The ped. said it is not an injury and ordered alot of blood work. I think it was around 5 or 6 tubes. And then last night and this morning he is complaining that his pinky toe on the same leg is really hurting him...I am concerned it could be PA..But this whole disease in new to me and I feel very overwhelmed. We are waiting for the blood test to come in. But honestly I am not even sure what they tested him for.
I am also waiting the for derma to call back and give me the name of the ped. rrheumatologist in our area and get him in to see him too. Is there anything else i can do?