New Moms

A page for parents with a recent diagnosis, or anyone who has someone with PKU in their life.

Hello!

Welcome to my blog! I am so happy you are here. As someone who has lived with PKU my whole life, I really want you to know that even though this can be a scary diagnosis, it will be ok! PKU is a very serious disease, but it is completely treatable! Count that as a great blessing.

I graduated from a major university with a Bachelor's degree in Public Health and a music minor
I graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health and a music minor

Nothing I say can replace the professional opinion of your child’s doctor and dietitians.  Certainly rely on them during this time.

The biggest things I would remember are:

1) Following the diet is of utmost importance. This requires commitment and a good deal of effort, but it is totally worth it and makes all the difference.

2) If your child follows the diet they can have a normal, healthy, happy, productive life. The support you give them as their family will shape them much more than the dietary limitations will.

I would like to share some things with you that may be helpful.

I hope you will enjoy looking around my blog. I have recipes, tips, resources, and thoughts about embracing PKU and all that it entails.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to talk to someone who has lived with PKU: I love talking to people about this!

Happy PKU-ing!

-Elisa

5 thoughts on “New Moms

  1. Hi.. I have a questıon and hope you could help. My cousin has pku dısease and lives in Turkey. It is really hard to find pku free products here.especially pasta products. My question ıs, could you recommend any web sites that may send/ship pku products over Turkey?
    Thank you for blog and all this great information…

  2. I have two little guys with PKU (2 years old and 4 months old). My mother in law found your blog, t’s been really helpful to read as I wonder what they will face in the future. I worry about food in schools and about the teenage years but I know the Lord will help us through it all and it’s so encouraging to see adults with PKU who are taking good care of themselves!

    1. Awesome! Nice to meet you. Yup your boys will do just fine! Maybe I should do a post about elementary school sometime… Anyway, thanks for stopping by!

      On Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 12:15 PM, Me, You and PKU wrote:

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  3. I found your blog and I have a son who is 9 months with PKU. I have two other boys 6 and 3! Your attitude and just the ability that you have to share your story is so encouraging. His diagnosis has never frightened me until recently (of course he’s eating food now) and coming across this is a ray of light!!

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