We have come to the point where we can’t simply brush off the fact that Braden has an issue with holding his bladder. He does well at school, but we are guessing this is because he doesn’t have much to drink there and is ushered to the bathroom routinely. This is not to say we don’t ask and take him to the restroom at home all the time. However, he also drinks much more here as well. We can’t simply reduce his fluid intake, because that is a huge source of his nutrition. We are left in quite a predicament.
The fact is that we can’t ignore the issue any more. We can’t just continue to plug away with asking him to go, taking him, not making a big deal of accidents, assume he’s just being lazy about potty training, or anything else. There is a real problem here. He doesn’t appear able to hold it. He will urinate without realizing he’s even doing it. This leaves us, as his parents, left cleaning an awful lot around the house. Today’s mission is stripping the couch and washing the covers on the cushions. He’s had three accidents this morning, and it is 8:30. That’s three accidents in an hour and a half. He’s gone to the bathroom three times and had one sippy cup of milk.
I put an email out to his medical team this morning to see what they suggest. I think we may need to face the fact that he may never have complete control over his bladder.
I am so saddened by this. Please let there be something that can help. This is a matter of my child’s pride. A-T will rob him of so much, but please can’t he just win this one battle?