Remember this post from about a month ago? How I was wishing I could change the Ph in my boy's blood and get him to suddenly and magically start gaining weight, stop vomiting, have regular bowel movements, stop having his arms buckle underneath him when crawling, and stop being lethargic?
Well, turns out we can change his Ph.
His blood is too acidic. He has renal tubular acidosis. It's rare. Even among all my doctor and nurse friends I don't know anyone (other than the nephrologist) who knows anyone who has been diagnosed with RTA.
But he has it. And we can do something about it. Finally, an answer.
We are rejoicing.
He isn't tolerating the medicine well yet, but we're hopeful.
Downside: there are lots more blood tests in his future. Poor babe.