When DS got his heel prick at 4 days old I swear I cried harder than he did. DH had to hold him.
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8/10/05 at 2:09pm
Originally Posted by MamanFrançaise
I'm such a suck.
Originally Posted by philomom
No. The old geezer ped. who was on call when dd was born said it wasn't needed. He said kids with that have "a look" about them and described it me. She didn't look like that and I was so glad not to prick her.
Also, we skipped on the vitamin K and eye goop.
|Infants with PKU appear normal at birth. Many have blue
eyes and fairer hair and skin than other family members.
|About 50% of untreated infants have early symptoms, such as
vomiting, irritability, an eczema-like rash, and a mousy
odor to the urine. Some may also have subtle signs of
nervous system function problems, such as increased muscle
tone, and more active muscle tendon reflexes. Later, severe
brain problems occur, such as mental retardation and
seizures. Other commonly noted features in untreated
children include: microcephaly (small head), prominent
cheek and upper jaw bones with widely spaced teeth, poor
development of tooth enamel, and decreased body growth.
Originally Posted by Persephone
Also, did anyone know that you can get yourself and dh tested to see if you are carriers? Then you only have to worry if both of you are carriers. I'm thinking about doing that...