My son was born 5.5 pounds, full term, IUGR, failed APGAR and was in NICU for a short time. Labeled Failure to Thrive...
LONG story short... We were told he had RTA (reinal tublar acidosis) (please excuse spelling).
He has gone through endo, nephrology, metaboloic disease testing. All we were ever told is that all his test come back normal but at the low end.
The question is... How can I get my 8 year old, who weighs 41 lbs and is 4 foot 1 inch to gain weight. He has many food aversion.. hates pasta, mashed potatoes, etc.. This could be due to the fact that a small part of his soft palate and uvula are split.
Is there a supplement, or meds or something extra that we can give to him. He is so thin. Sometimes he even loses strength in his legs when he runs. (Sometimes I think he is losing mussel)