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MJB
06-02-2008, 10:53 AM
My daughter (8 years old) has wet the bed 2 times in the last month, which she hasn't done since she was a toddler. I don't know if it has to do with her brace or not, maybe the pelvic area of the brace. Has anyone else experienced any bed wetting while your child is in a brace?

I have been late for work 2 times now and her late for school also because we have to completely wash the brace after this and let it dry, it's a real hassle LOL.

christine2
06-02-2008, 12:24 PM
My Daughter had a few accidents but it did not turn into a problem. It is a pain. When it happens I just handwash what needs to be cleanned and throw in the dryer quickly. Then I machine wash the whole thing after school.

MeAndPib
06-02-2008, 02:06 PM
I was a little confused because of the dryer and hand washing thing but then I realized you guys had the Spinecor. You don't know how lucky you are :D

-Lexi :cool: -

cherylplinder
06-02-2008, 02:35 PM
My first thought is to check her blood sugar, thirst, ect.(I.e. symptoms of diabetes). Also check for a urinary tract infection. Is she avoiding going to the bathroom at bedtime and during the day because of difficulty with the brace?

jillw
06-02-2008, 05:28 PM
My daughter also had some accidents since spinecor...she didn't wet the bed...she wet her pajamas (she'd get to the bathroom but didn't have enough time to get everything unsnapped given that she was half asleep and would have an accident - and was so upset about it also, I felt terrible). It happened once or twice during the day also although now she is realizing she can't wait for the last minute to go anymore (like she always did pre-brace). Knock wood it hasn't happened in the past couple months....

Maybe the emotional side of it has contributed?

jillw
06-02-2008, 05:29 PM
My daughter also had some accidents since spinecor...she didn't wet the bed...she wet her pajamas (she'd get to the bathroom but didn't have enough time to get everything unsnapped given that she was half asleep and would have an accident - and was so upset about it also, I felt terrible). It happened once or twice during the day also although now she is realizing she can't wait for the last minute to go anymore (like she always did pre-brace). Knock wood it hasn't happened in the past couple+ months....

Maybe the emotional side of it has contributed?

MJB
06-03-2008, 04:22 PM
Thank you for all of your responses!!!

well she went to the bathroom before bed, then again 2 hours after falling asleep, then she wet the bed and then she had to go when she woke up too...

with that said as suggested above I am taking her to get her glucose levels checked, her cousin was just diagnosed last Monday with type 1 diabetes and his main symptom was suddenly starting to wet the bed. I am sure she is fine but we have an appointment on Tuesday with the doctor.

cherylplinder
06-03-2008, 06:44 PM
Don't wait until next Tuesday. Things can go from bad to worse quickly with undiagnosed juvenile diabetes.

My son has been a diabetic since age four. (10 years)Bedwetting was one of the first symptoms.
If ketoacidosis becomes severe, the child can go into a coma. Some never wake up.
I am not trying to scare you, but don't wait. Find out quickly.

Did you tell the pediatrician's office that you were concerned about diabetes? A week is too long to wait, I don't care what they say.
There may be something serious going on, even if it is just a UTI.

My son was FLOWN from here to a major hospital that was a two hour drive away. He was awake and alert. I had no idea how sick he was when we went to the pediatrician's office that morning. I thought he had a urinary tract infection.

kennedy
06-21-2008, 05:02 AM
i wet my bed when i was in my boston brace now i don't because i don't wear no more