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May 14th, 2011, 06:05 AM
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Mom's - I'm trying to write this respectfully as to not divulge too much information, but I guess I just need reassurance that this is normal.

My step son just turned 13 & has been having nightly accidents for the past few weeks. His mom took him to the dr. & a bunch of tests were done, & everything is fine health wise.

He says he has no idea it's happening & now that I've seen it first hand, he really doesn't. My husband says it's puberty, & from what I've read online it very well could be, but is this a common occurrence? I worry that something IS wrong & the doctors didn't catch it.

Meanwhile - I'm 11 weeks pregnant & SO THANKFUL my morning sickness is over lol.
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May 15th, 2011, 09:50 AM
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I take it by the amount of views & no replies that this is NOT normal???
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May 17th, 2011, 05:36 PM
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It very well could be normal. I just don't know. I only have girls.
Puberty seems like a reasonable explaination to me. Do you know if that issue specifically was discussed with his doctor? I'm also wondering if anything else has been changing for him recently? Is his behavior/mood different? Does he seem stressed or anxious? That kind of stuff can affect the body in weird ways sometimes. Maybe if you've ruled out a medical cause it's time to think about an emotional one. Just a thought.
I wouldn't worry too much though hon. You're doing everything you can for him. He's not going to be wetting his bed in college.
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May 20th, 2011, 09:17 PM
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Thank you so much for responding mamma!

It definitely was ruled out as a health concern, so you might be on to something with the emotional thing!
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June 1st, 2011, 07:24 PM
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I do not have any experience with this, but if the doctor has ruled out health issues, I would lean towards puberty and all the changes that his body is going through. Maybe cut off his fluids earlier in the evening and have him set his alarm for sometime in the middle of the night to get up and go to the bathroom to help prevent the accidents from happening.

How are things going?
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June 1st, 2011, 08:23 PM
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Thanks for asking wefrogy!

Stepson also has sleep apnea, & the cure to the accidents was to keep his mask on ALL NIGHT LONG. He was tearing it off in the middle of the night & his body would fight so hard to breathe that we believe he just lost control.

All has been well lately, & he is getting much better sleep too! A win-win if you ask me!
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June 2nd, 2011, 10:29 AM
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wow, glad to hear everything is going well.
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