hazebeyond (693.4 days ago) Well, the chiropractor isn`t something I would have thought of, so I will give that a try! Robin, no I haven`t taken him to a urologist. I hope it isn`t a tethered cord! That sounds kind of serious! :( ajoke, my dad used to get beaten when he wet the bed (came from a country family back in the days when smacking your kids wasn`t taboo - plus, my grandfather is a bastard) because it was meant to `build manly character` which, theoretically (pfft - crazily I mean) was meant to make him more manly because men didn`t wet the bed. So he doesn`t get in trouble, but I get frustrated with the constant washing. He had his ninth birthday a couple of weeks ago and forgot to wish on the candles, so we had to relight the candles so he could make a wish, then, as we had roast chicken for dinner, he had to wish on the wishing bone. When I said goodnight to him, he said, `I`ll know in the morning if my wish came true` and then I knew what his wish was. It broke my heart when he came into our bedroom the next morning and said his wish didn`t come true. :`( I`m looking into the chiropractor today and will talk to our GP at my next appointment about the urologist thing.
ajoke (693.7 days ago) My son had problems up until a year ago, he is 10 now. I have heard that the chiropractor helps and were planning to do that when the wetting became less and less. Most improtant, don`t lecture or yell at them ( we were guilty of doing that at first =( ) ...my son would cry and cry because he felt so bad about it. I could tell it happen when i would first see him in the morning. It was so embarressing for him and he felt awful about it. We always figured it was cause he was so tired that he just wouldn`t wake up. GOOD LUCK
RobinG (693.8 days ago) A Pt is very good too for spinal issues, I have a connective tissue disorder and chiro is dangerous for me but PT is very helpful.
RobinG (693.8 days ago) Bedwetting of an older child can be indicative of a concern. I would take him to a urologist. Many things can cause it some related to the spine such as tethered cord syndrome so def good to have it checked. I wet the bed til I was 8 and had no idea it was related to my spinal cord. An MRI is needed to see if tethered cord or occult tethered cord. Neurogenic bladder testing is a good test to look for and confirm bladder issues, did you have that done hazebeyond?
grumpyangel515 (694 days ago) we took away all drinks after supper and limited amount with supper, as well as we make sure she is in bed at a decent time sometimes she will still have a nap in the afternoon(she is 7 now) she has been dry since school has been out. I think she was just played out from the busy days and too tired and wasnt waking up or dreaming etc.
tto (694.1 days ago) Yep, chiropractor. My son has the same problem at 7. Not many parents know the cause is simply his back is ever so slightly out of alignment. It puts pressure on the nerve which doesn`t allow for proper feeling or control at night. I take him to the chiropractor when he has an accident or two, and it stops. It can get out of alignment from just playing around. At first you`ll need to take him several times, but once it is back in place, a periodic adjustment does the trick. I swear by this. It`s the only thing that has helped my son.
hazebeyond (694.2 days ago) My son is 9 now, and he still wets his bed most nights. We`ve had him `tested` and there is nothing medically or psychologically wrong with him. We`ve tried limiting his fluid intake in the afternoons/evenings. We`ve tried waking him up in the middle of the night. We`ve tried hypnotherapy CDs to listen to as he goes to sleep. He does go to the toilet right before bed, but still most mornings he`s wet. We haven`t tried the bed-wetting alarm, but as we have a baby in the house and another on the way, I am not so eager to have a high-pitched alarm going off in the middle of the night. Has anyone tried real hypnotherapy? My partner`s mother quit smoking that way. It`s driving me barmy, having to wash quilts and sheets every day. It`s not his fault and he has NEVER been punished for it, nor will he ever be. I want to try everything before even considering drugs.