bed wetting and treatment with Desmopressin

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  • #12935
    MUMMY5
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    Just started a treatment of Desmotabs Melt for my son who is nearly 9yrs old. He is my 4th and I’m not new to bedwetting in children. However, with my son the usual things made no difference at all. Tried lifting a few times during the night but still wet (maybe not as much but still very wet). Tried restricting drinks before bedtime but this had little if any difference. Doesn’t drink fizzy drinks, caffeine drinks which can influence being dry at night. Have always been positive about it and my son was great about being independent and changing his own bed, getting up early to have a shower etc. But it was getting him down….he told me one day that he feels really sad inside about it…wishes he could be ‘trained’ like other boys are. Sleepovers in cousinsare planned and can be embarassing if he has an accident.
    So decided to ask my GP about bedwetting and what the thinking is on bedwetting presently. After trying the usual things we are now on this medication. First night, dry. Second night, dry. Third night is tonight. It seemed to have an immediate effect….an even bigger effect was the smile on his face and the confidence in just rolling out of a ‘dry’ bed. It is a synthetic form of the anti diuretic hormone and results in less urine being made at night, therefore the bladder isn’t filling up as much.

    Wondering if anyone else has used this successfully, how long did you continue to use it for etc.

    #116729
    MUMMY5
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    so third night dry 😀 very happy little boy-beaming. Can’t believe something can work and help with this problem. Never, ever had dry nights like this before.

    #116731
    Fabienne
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    glad it’s working and have a happy boy again.
    Fabienne

    #116732
    pookie2
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    Am really interested in this. My eldest lad is nearly 5 & is soaking nearly every morning. His younger brother (nearly 3) is dry nearly all the time & I can see that it bothers him. I lift him before midnight & he is often dry, but unless I get him again around 3, he’ll nearly always be wet again by morning.

    I’m looking at alarms at the minute & if they don’t work, this would be my next step. I’m not looking for a pill for all ills, but it’s not nice when his brother is proudly saying how dry he is, when he himself is anything but.

    One of my bros was the same. Really deep sleeper & was 8 or so before the situation started to impove.

    I think I saw something like this on Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies once…Mummy5 keep us updated

    #116733
    Fabienne
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    My daughter got dry at night a month before her 7th birthday, little brother was dry long before.
    I gave up lifting her up because we couldn’t wake her, and nurse told me if wake kid up they have to be awake to realise and be in control of their blader, otherwise it’s not any different than been in the bed.
    She just wasn’t ready and not bother by still having pull-ups, even for sleep-overs.
    Lifting her up did not work as well as at the end of the week she was even more tired and less able to be awake and in control.
    When she sleeps she sleeps, nothing can wake her up.
    Now she’s grown and her blader can hold it for the night, she still would not be able to wakeup and go to the toilets unlike her brother.

    I was thinking of alarms, and she was dry before I got it, wanted to try during summer holidays when been tired would not interfere with school.

    Wish all mummies success and dry nights.

    Fabienne

    #116739
    Jedt
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    Girls, have heard good feedback about the ‘stop bedwetting system’ too. click on the picture of the sad mammy on the right to read about it, its not upsetting for the children and seems to work within a few days. http://www.stopbedwetting.ie/

    HTH

    #116746
    MUMMY5
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    last night had a litte accident…but I mean really little as the urine is concentrated and therefore very little of it. He did however, go to bed in his undies, and he was thrilled saying ‘this is the moment ive waited for all my life’. He was a little disheartened by the accident but on a positive note it was so small. He will continue to wear his underwear to bed, take his tablet and we’ll see what happens.

    With regard to the alarms the one big downfall is the noise…it would waken the whole house. Its definately an ‘alarm’. With 4 children in the house it wakens them all so not a good idea in our house at all. I would have also said initially that he ‘slept like a log’ ‘can’t wake him up’ etc. We did lift him and he was sound asleep at times…other times he woke up,just about. But its really hard work lifting a near 9yr old boy out of bed in the middle of the night, not just once but a few times. And in the end he would still be soaked in the morning.

    I do feel now its related to the antidiuretic horomone not kicking in as the tablet is making a huge difference to him….no amount of brining him to the toilet at night made any real difference as his body was obviously still producing large amount of urine. We still make sure to go to the toilet before bed etc. and the usual things we did. The big plus so far is to see his confidence soar and to know there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

    #116747
    Jedt
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    his confidence growing is main thing mummy5, must be hard on him. glad its getting sorted for him, it can be upsetting. Hopefully in a week or two it will all be a thing of the past for him.

    #116761
    Taylor5
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    Mummy5 God love your little fella, this must have been heartbreaking for you….. Delighted its all going well

    #116944
    MaryE
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    Glad it is working & helping his confidence.

    Can i ask, how long will he need to be on tablet for? is it forever?

    My ds has only turned four but soaks himself every night no matter what we do, no drinks after 6pm, toilet before he goes to bed, promises of gifts if he stays dry,etc he is trained during the day since 2.5 years but he just cant seem to do it at night. I know he is still young but like you said he is totally soaked every single night &He is a really deep sleeper. Luckily he is a bit young to be too bothered about it, although he doesnt tell anyone that he still has nappys for bed (the pull ups werent good enough, urine leaked as so much) & i saw him hid them one day we had visitors.

    I must have a read of the article sabbi put up.

    #116946
    Jedt
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    The stopbedwetting.ie site might be of interest to you MaryE, there has been positive feedback about that from parents. Hope you get sorted soon.

    We’ve been through it ourselves with our son, we had to lift him every night until he was 7 or else he would wet the bed. Its upsetting for everyone, so its good to look at a few options and see what suits you best.

    HTH.

    #116949
    pookie2
    Member

    Mummy5, wild noise wouldn’t suit me either as he (5) shares room with bro (3) & baby soon moving in…. Don’t want everyone up all night! Which one did you have? Any volume control on it? For that reason, I’m looking at vibraing ones, but I don’t think he’d even notice….

    Am curious too – how long on the tablet? Until his body kicks in producing the hormone? When would they expect that? He sounds just like my bro years ago. You couldn’t wake him & he was gone 8 before there was even a small improvement….

    Will docs only give that in exceptional circumstances, or arethey open to it after age of 5? Am curious

    #116956
    MUMMY5
    Member

    to update still bit hit and miss but definately much less quantity when it is wet. But having lots of dry nights which is a huge confidence booster. Still in the first month trying this so seeing how it goes really. Best thing would be to ring your gp/practice nurse to ask their policy on how to treat bedwetting and if they have information packs etc.

    #116958
    Jedt
    Member

    Great to hear its getting better. It will be great for him when its all behind him, will boost his confidence even more. 😀

    #116982
    maiamum
    Member

    I’m delighted to read this thread. I have a daughter who is coming up 7 and she is still wet every night. I have found it incredibly difficult to get any information on it.

    I have asked both my GP, and my public health nurse and neither was very useful – suggested lifting her (to me that isn’t training her to hold it) or an alarm, niether of which worked.

    they couldn’t even tell me what the normal age range is for being dry at night. If this is considered ‘normal’ then that’s fine but no one has told me if it is?

    My sister’s little girl had the same problem and they ended up treating her with a hormone she snorted. I’m not sure if this is the sam thing? she was over in UK though so the thinking might be different?

    Anyway, at least now I have some info to take to the GP, so thanks

    Jenny

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