Incontinence

Kathie - posted on 12/07/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 7 yr old grandson has started having incontinence on a daily & nightly basis. He is given such a hard time about it from his parents that I fear mental and emotional damage. They refuse to take him to a dr. because 'he's just being lazy' but I don't believe that. How do I handle this? I try not to be a 'butinsky' but I am grieved and worried.

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[momoftwo] - posted on 12/07/2013

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He isn't being abused is he? The only other thing I can think of is taking him to the doctors too like you said. I knew someone that was taking care of an autistic child and he was like 14-15 at the time and doing the same thing and also BMing in his pants.

Kathie - posted on 12/07/2013

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This is day and night. He pees in the toilet a lot but still goes on himself at school, and at home everyday. He says he doesn't know why it happens other then sometimes when he passes gas it makes him pee. I noticed it is much more since the school year started (stress)? His parents have started a cut-off time for fluids too but I don't think it's made much difference. Thanks so much for taking the time to give me your input!

[momoftwo] - posted on 12/07/2013

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Wow, it's such a touchy subject and there could be a few reasons why it's happening. My 5 year old is still doing it and it's frustrating but I try to be more understanding because she's scared of the dark so we leave the light on for her. We don't give her drinks after a certain time and before we go to bed we wake her up to go pee. She doesn't full blown pee the bed as much when we do it but she still does have a pee smell on her Pjs but not her bed. I also keep in mind that they have small bladders and when you're sleeping you can't exactly control it.
The only way they could call him lazy is if he says he wakes up but is tired and pees his bed and then goes back to sleep which I'm highly doubting that's the case lol.
What does the son say when asked why he pees the bed?

Everyone is different though I was 7 when I stopped, my brother was 12 or 13, and one of my friends was 12 when he stopped.

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