Saturday, January 26, 2008

Food! For Starters....

I know I'm one of the only ones posting here (if you want authorship rights, just send me an email to ) but I'm trying to document our experiences as they happen. Feel free to do the same. Owen began on rice cereal, and has moved up to Gerber 1st Foods. He's had applesauce, bananas, pears, green beans, carrots, squash and sweet potatoes. The fruit is not his favorite, but he really likes the green beans, especially mixed with rice cereal. He's still breastfeeding about 4 times a day, and has 2 bottles of Phenex per day. He's growing and progressing just like a normal baby, and we could not be more relieved and happy. He is such a joy!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Just an update

Our son, Owen, is doing great. His phe levels have been in the "normal" range, between 2-6, every weekly test we've done, with the exception of 1 test at the beginning, while we were adjusting his diet, and one time, when he was in the hospital with a nasty stomach bug. 6 months after his birth, we are feeling much more confident as parents, and have comed to realize that PKU is NOT that bad. There are so many worse things, and we are happy to be able to have a child with something that is treatable. We are especially thankful for the listserv, and our medical/diet caregivers. Owen has started rice cereal and will begin fruit and veggies soon. Then I'm sure we'll have more challenges, but we wouldn't trade him for the world!