What to do next with son: Hi all. My son, who is 8, has... - ERIC

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What to do next with son

LuLu78
LuLu78

Hi all. My son, who is 8, has been seeing a consultant for over a year for night time bed wetting. We have tried lots of things including a bed alarm which we were using for 9 months with no consistent improvement, so a few weeks ago when I spoke to the doctor, he suggested that we stop the alarm and try oxybutamin.

The thing is, ever since we stopped using the alarm, my son has been almost dry every night. I think he is still wetting a bit but my husband is convinced he is dry. I’ve now got the medication but don’t know whether to try it or leave him if he is dry without it most nights.

Back in May we did stop using the alarm for a few weeks as we were all so tired but that time he was very wet every night.

Is it possible he’s just become dry? How do we know without an alarm whether he is completely dry every night (smelly pants just due to a bit of dribbling?) and do we start the medication? I don’t know what to do for the best so would welcome any ideas.

Thanks

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I am a teen who wets the bed every night and have to wear nappies because of it. I would maybe try keeping on the alarm for a bit longer just until he is fully dry - I am so glad to hear this though it is amazing. It terms of can he just become dry he bladder must just be able to hold the urine for longer. I would suggest if you a little unsure make sure he obviously does a wee before bed but as soon as he wakes up is he going for wee? In terms of how do you know if he is full dry - did he used wear protection e.g a pull up,pj pants or nappies etc ?

LuLu78
LuLu78
in reply to Hidden

Thanks for your reply. We have used night time pants etc in the past but the consultant says that we shouldn't take that step backwards now. Most of the issue is that he sleeps too deeply to wake up in the night, even when the alarm is going off. I feel like we need to follow the consultants advice and try the medication but husband is convinced he has become dry by himself. I think some of it might be that he is dry-er because he feels like the pressure is off so he is more relaxed about it all.

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to LuLu78

Trying the medicine may be a good idea - when he wakes up now is there a wet patch and is if completely dry?

Do you m kw if he wakes up at all to go in the night

LuLu78
LuLu78
in reply to Hidden

Sorry for not replying sooner - busy weekend! When he wakes up now there is no wet patch and if he is still wetting in the night it is drying - maybe due to heat? Some days we can check his pants in the morning and can smell that there is dry wee and other days, like this morning, they were clean so we don't think he was wet at all last night.

He doesn't wake up to go in the night as far as we know - he is such a deep sleeper so just goes all night without waking.

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