Monday, December 17, 2012

Kidney Doc

It feels like life revolves around Emily and her health whether she's sick or not.  We've been going to the chiropractor on the off-chance that it MIGHT help.  Between hospital stays, doctor visits, chiropractor visits, trips to the pharmacy, phone calls with insurance and doctors, it gets to be a lot.

Today we went to the kidney doctor.  I'm not sure HOW I missed it before since it could be critical but one possible cause for what's going on is Renal Tubular Acidosis.  The treatment is sodium bicarbonate.  She's been getting 9 ml 3x/day since her Thanksgiving visit but her...well, some level is still low so Dr. Grossman wants her to have 9 ml 4x/day.  That's a lot of baking soda.

Not totally sure how everything falls together but some other news:
Her iron is low.
Her hemoglobin has been steadily falling since October.

More bloodwork for Emily.  An ultrasound scheduled.  More doctors' visits looming.

Hopefully some answers, too.

Here's our little ladybug when she's feeling well.


  1. Oh Holly!! She has me cracking up she is so stinkin cute!!! Praying you make it to MN and get to have a barf free holiday!
    Merry Christmas to you and all your loves!
    Love ya!!

  2. She is so adorable! Prayers continue for you all - may God grant you a peaceful, uneventful (as far as hospital, drs, etc), & most joyous Christmas!! You are loved!