I've just joined here as I've got nowhere else to turn. Our 8 year old son has never been dry at night since he was born. We've had the occasional dry pull up on holiday but that's because we never went to bed until 1am and he was up at 8am! He goes to bed around 8.30pm and sleeps until I wake him at 7.45am to get him up for school. He is wet every single morning and often soaks through his pull up so his bed is wet.
We were given desmopressin which didn't work, we tried a bed wetting alarm which woke me but didn't wake him. We've tried no drinks, drinking more, peeing more, peeing less, movicol (which to be fair seems to have solved any constipation he may have had) but nothing is working. The main problem as I see it is that he just does not wake up! I've tried him without pull ups but he stays sound asleep in soaking wet PJs/bed sheets and often in the morning it has dried in. Our house alarm went off a few months ago and woke us and the neighbours at midnight, my husband had to disconnect the battery after 15 minutes of trying to switch it off and yet Junior was still sound asleep! If we take him to the toilet when we go to bed (or at 2am as I've tried in the past), he doesn't wake up fully even though we shake him and talk loudly at him and try to get him to talk to us - although he pees, he wakes up about half an hour later screaming and hallucinating. It's upsetting for all of us so I just don't do it anymore. Also he will still wake up wet even though he's gone in the night.
He has been dry during the day since he was 2 and a half, I don't think there's anything medically wrong apart from he sleeps like the dead. Our GP has told us he will grow out of it and there isn't an enuresis clinic anymore for children where we live, it's all done by the school nurse. (we are in NE Scotland)
Does anyone else have this going on??