one of the pku children that I know him, is about 18 month . his phe always is low and at the during of one day , he has seizures . he can not walk yet . he has a numb body . now I want to ask this question : Could be these problems related to pku ? or he has another problem rather than pku ? how could he overcome seizures?
If his phe levels are too low he could be catabolic. This means that he is not getting enough phe to grow properly, so his body is getting phe from other sources of protein like his muscle. Since muscle is pure protein if his body is breaking muscle down to get phe it could actually increase his phe levels…does that make sense? It could be related to his PKU, so I would let his parents know they might want to bring this up to his specialist.