12 year old with Down’s syndrome and bladder issues
Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:56 am
I have a 12 year son who has Down’s syndrome. He has had constipation and now has an ACE stoma to manage his bowel, his operation was in April 17. Although he has achieved being clean he is still in pull ups at night, he wakes with a wet pull up but will do a full wee on the toilet in the morning. He came out of pull-ups in the day in Jan this year, he uses the toilet and doesn’t have full blown wees in his underwear but he always has a wet patch and we can’t work out if he is dribbling throughout the day and can’t help it, he has low muscle tone so wondered if this was anything to do with it, or if he is holding his wee in. He can get up in the morning and do a full wee on the toilet for example, wipe himself go in his room put his pants on and then have a wet patch, it seems like he can’t help it. I wondered if after six months it is too early tell if there was an underlying problem or if it will just take more time to be completely dry.
Any advice welcome