Our 9 year old son is a happy and active boy, but has never had a completely dry night. I think that over the years we have tried just about everything: alarms, lifting, rewards, desmopressin, oxybutynin, drinking more, drinking less, doctors, nurses, clinics etc. etc.. Nothing seems to significantly improve him. We know that he has a small bladder for his age (about 150ml) and when he was last using the alarm, he was often wet 3 times and sometimes 4 times a night. He was also very slow to potty train, about 4 1/2, and even then he wasn't very reliable. What is more distressing than still being wet at night is that he often wets whenever he falls asleep. This is usually in the car, on long car journeys, but has been on a plane, on the sofa in front of the television or anywhere where he falls asleep. What is absolutely terrifying him is that he has a school trip coming up at the end of March, for 4 nights. He doesn't want me to tell his teacher and he would be so embarrassed if his friends found out about his problem. He would quite happily miss out and just not go, but everyone else in his class is going and it's generally expected that everyone should go. We could really do with a magic cure and any suggestions would be really welcome.
Nine year old still wet.: Our 9 year old son is a happy... - ERIC
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