Christie - posted on 06/27/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )
I have been having an issue with my 12 year old daughter for the past 6 months or so. She would pee and poop in her underwear and I couldn't figure out why. First she said that she couldn't make it to the bathroom in time and that a little came out (it's always been just a bit at a time). So I brought her to the doctor and everything is fine and healthy. Her doctor suggested to scheduled bathroom breaks at home and school, but this still wasn't working. I also cut back on her fluid intake, but then I worried that she would get dehydrated. I also wake her up in the middle of the night for her to go the bathroom. Then she said that she was just lazy and didn't think other people could notice. There have been so many talks about cleanliness and infections (she's had 2 bladder infections) I don't know what else to say to get through to her. After out most recent heart to heart, she admitted that she does it on purpose (a little bit at a time) when she's on her way home from school or the park or wherever because she enjoys the smell of both the pee and the poop! She even asked if she could pee and poop in some underwear and keep it in her closet so she can smell it that way (I said absolutely not to that request), but now I really don't know what to do or say on this matter. I have been trying to find information onlione that might help me but I've come up empty. I'm also waiting for a call back from a child psychologist. Is there anyone who might have any insight that might help me with what my next step should be??