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Old 04-04-2013, 08:57 AM   #1
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My DSD still wets the bed at 13. She has no medical reason for this. Her bed sheets are terrible to the point I might have to replace everything, including the expensive waterproof barriers I bought. I really don't have the money to replace these things at $30+ each plus sheets and bedding I was thinking about getting good nights but they are pricey also. Is there a cheap Depends product? Or generic depends? I see them at GW a lot but I'm not sure of the sizing. She wears a size 0 and is about 100 lbs. Are there reusable pants her size? I haven't been able to find any online yet...

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I just wanted to mention that I have heard that some insurance will cover supplies once the wetting is past the "normal" age for night incontinence.
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She has Medicaid so it's doubtful but I will check into it, thank you!
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Yes you can get bigger cloth night time pants. You said there is no medical reason but have you checked recently? She is passed the normal age so I would check again. Also can you at all afford to see a chiropractor? I have no personal experience but I do know that my chiro says he can treat bed wetting. I found the chiro after ds stopped though.
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I have to say, at 13, it's either medical, lazy or intentional. If it's truly not medical, then there is absolutely no reason on earth that she can't at the very least set an alarm to get up and go pee. I would honestly start making her both clean it all up herself, AND pay to replace everything. If there is truly no medical reason, I would be really irked off at this point.
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I have to say, at 13, it's either medical, lazy or intentional. If it's truly not medical, then there is absolutely no reason on earth that she can't at the very least set an alarm to get up and go pee. I would honestly start making her both clean it all up herself, AND pay to replace everything. If there is truly no medical reason, I would be really irked off at this point.

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after a long spell of bedwetting my son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, i would see another pediatrician, i would think there has to be a medical/psychological reason behind it.
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It's a lot of lazy I think. She has multiple alarms and when they go off she gets up and turns them off. She has told bio mom I try to get her on a schedule but she doesn't care about it and she also has told the doctor she doesn't like to have to walk upstairs to use the bathroom. Sometimes I feel it's a lost cause. We have done chrio but it didn't help. We have done counseling but she manipulates and ends up getting us in trouble with lies. It's hard, but my concern right now is the urine smell. Her room smells like urine and I can't stand it. I won't even let her have friends over because she'd probably just end up getting made fun of as I'm sure her friends rooms don't smell like that. Is there a sure fire way to get the urine smell out without have to wash it 4 or 5 times (which usually doesn't work either) And see has been to a specialist but nothing is abnormal other than the bedwetting itself.
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It's a lot of lazy I think. She has multiple alarms and when they go off she gets up and turns them off. She has told bio mom I try to get her on a schedule but she doesn't care about it and she also has told the doctor she doesn't like to have to walk upstairs to use the bathroom. Sometimes I feel it's a lost cause. We have done chrio but it didn't help. We have done counseling but she manipulates and ends up getting us in trouble with lies. It's hard, but my concern right now is the urine smell. Her room smells like urine and I can't stand it. I won't even let her have friends over because she'd probably just end up getting made fun of as I'm sure her friends rooms don't smell like that. Is there a sure fire way to get the urine smell out without have to wash it 4 or 5 times (which usually doesn't work either) And see has been to a specialist but nothing is abnormal other than the bedwetting itself.
I don't know about getting the smell out. It's probably in the mattress itself. It might be time to replace the mattress.

Here's what I suggest. Sit her down and have a serious talk. Lay it all out.

"DSD, here's the deal. Your room stinks. It's gross. I don't like it. You live here, therefore you get to live in a room that I like. So, your mattress, bedding and everything need to all be replaced. Since you are not willing to get up and go pee on your own, you will be responsible for paying to replace the stuff. These are the chores you will be doing to earn the money to replace this stuff. In order to help save you money, we will be getting the bedding at Goodwill, but the mattress is going to have to be brand new and that costs a couple hundred. That means you will be doing these chores for a while.

In addition, since you insist on acting like a little kid and refusing to get up and instead choosing to wet the bed, either your dad or myself will be getting you up twice a night to make you go pee. When we wake you up, you will get up and go pee whether you have to go or not. Hopefully this will get your body on that schedule and eventually you will wake up automatically."

And then, stick to what you said. It will be hard. but I think that's your best option. We had to do the same with my daughter when she was first a teenager about a different problem regarding her bathroom, she ended up having to replace her toilet.
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Cut out any liquids past 5pm, make her change her own bed and wash her own sheets. I wouldn't replace the sheets or anything until she stops peeing on them honestly, if it was a medical issue I'd feel differently, but otherwise its a waste of money. Is she with you guys alot?
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