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Old 02-07-2013, 11:51 AM   #23
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Re: anyone decline the PKU?

I am thinking we will do it but I want to see if we can delay it this time to avoid having to do it twice.

My DD1 cried, but we were in a hospital and the whole experience was miserable for us both, so I don't remember it vividly. My DS nursed right through the heel stick and never even opened his eyes. My DD2 was ballistic and hysterical both times. I hid in the bathroom and cried while they stuck her the second time, I was so upset over it.

I just want to avoid doing it twice. It was awful.

But I do see the value of it. Apparently the things it tests for are things that most people have no known family history of, and are things that can kill or seriously mame a child forever if left untreated.

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