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Kaitlyn’s grandma, If they have testing for newborns, why didn’t they detect my grand-daughter’s at birth. Her first symtom was she wasn’t growing very much and at 7 months old looked like a 3 month old, and at 8 months her body started shuting down and she slept all the time and wouldn’t eat.She stayed in the children’s hospital in St. Louis for nearly four months before they diagnosed her with pku. She is two and a half now and wheighs 22 pounds. Her medicine fomula is helping her control her pku.

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