hi, i am the mother of a beautiful, smart, active, wonderful 13 year old girl. ever since she was potty trained, she still had daytime accidents and bedwetting. she finally stopped bedwetting when she was about 8. the problem is she still continues to have daytime accidents about 4-6 times per year. she says she can't feel the urge to go to urinate until her bladder is totally full. we've tried everything, including going to a pediatric neurologist which was a horrible experience because it was at a teaching hospital and the woman was so mean and accused my daughter of having a "bad diet" which caused her to become constipated which caused her incontinence. she was also very abrasive and brought in a male resident without even asking us. they didnt' even use gloves when they examined her! she is the one and only pediatric urologist in our area. our pediatrician said we will have to travel if we want to try another one and our daughter isn't interested.
i feel so bad for our daughter. we used to think it was behavioral because she gets very distracted with what she is doing. we just assumed she was putting off going to the bathroom. at this age, i'm not so sure because i doubt any popular pre-teen wants to embarass themselves by wetting their pants.
she dosen't seem upset by these wetting episodes and thus far it appears her friends just ignore/accept it. thank goodness it's not frequent like some of the stories i read here.
anyway, can anyone share some insights with me? thanks
Published On: August 08, 2007