Hi, I'm just wondering if anyone else here has more than one child with bladder issues...? My youngest (5) is wet in the day and at night (on waiting list to see specialist about possible overactive bladder). My eldest (6 1/2) is on desmopressin for nighttime wetting, but is not really responding to it. My husband also had bladder issues as a child (weak valve or something...). To me, there seems to be a link. However, none of the drs I've spoken to seem to think so - they just say that the causes for day and nighttime wetting are different.... But it seems very unfair that the majority of children don't have bladder issues, and I have two who do (albeit slightly different problems).
I've just spoken to the school nurse about it all (I was in Tesco when they called and I nearly burst into tears.... Sigh...). She seems to think there could well be a link - some hormone to do with urine production (?).
I think ultimately the family history probably doesn't make a difference to the treatment which is probably why the drs don't seem bothered. But I feel like it would make quite a significant difference to the way I felt about it and dealt with it all etc... I know it sounds selfish, as it's my children who are going through it really, not me, but I think deep down I do worry that perhaps I've done something hideously wrong as a parent with the toilet training etc for both of them (I have 2 children and they both have issues), so if there was a medical link or reason, it would help...
Is there anyone else out there in the same boat?