Avery - posted on 06/12/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
My 2 year old has been extrememly healthy thus far, however; recently she got ill with a virus and I started to notice her urine (pee diapers) smelling like maple syrup. Naturally, I Googled it only to learn about Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD.) This is a frightening disease that is usually seen at birth and is generally caught with any state's "PKU" test where they screen your newborn for 30 different kinds of disease and complications. Yesterday, I took Bethany for her 2 year well visit and her new Doctor (we recently moved) was not at all concerned about the maple syrup smell she's had for 10 days now. MSUD does have an intermittent type and it's possible that she is just now having problems because of recently being ill, but it is something I've smelt here and there for one or two days at a time. This is my daughter's urine that smells like maple syrup/burnt sugar smell; it's not her diapers as she's peed on a blanket recently and it was the same. Does anyone else think that it was wrong of the Doctor to dismiss us without even discussing it further?