PKU.com Community Discussion Forum Parent support heel prick help Reply To: heel prick help

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gracie1605
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I know what you mean i have had this problem. I now think have found a way that work. hope this helps. I use tenderfoot lancets that i have to order and pay for (you can just order them from midwife web sites and have them sent to your door the pink and blue ones would be great for a 6 month only)i think if i faught with the insurance they would pay for it bit no regularly( although they should) you would have to appeal it( they stated to me that the reciept did not have all the infor they needed). they are expensive like 3.50 or so each but they work so well they are the same ones that are used in hospitals for the newborn screening. I use a warm washcloth and keep on warming it for about 5 minutes before we do the spot, and make sure his heel and food are nice and warm and then we rotate as well. And i agreen you may want to talk to you doctor why do you have to do they so frequently still i think i was doing them once a week, and they gave enough time to heel. i actually had to tell them i was only gonna do they every other week when he was like 1 she said they was fine they just had thought i was more comfortable with every week. are your sons levels under control yet? i know it took my son a long time and then still sometimes, they go off…Hope this helps good luck

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