Our Founder’s Story

 

“I Created This Program For My Daughter – It Was A Labor Of Love”

Back in the day, doctors suggested surgery for bedwetting.  At age six, Gaile underwent this procedure only because I was told the bedwetting was a physical issue that could be immediately remedied by it.  The surgery failed, and I was beside myself.  I also entered Gaile into psychotherapy because I was told she must have subconscious trauma that induced her bedwetting.  I considered the medication Tofranil until I discovered it was an antidepressant with serious side effects.  I also considered the medication DDAVP until I read its list of serious side effects.  Then I realized medication doesn’t fix bedwetting; it would be a mere bandaid.

I still marvel that I was told to wait for Gaile to one day outgrow the bedwetting–that MAYBE by puberty a change would come.  I wondered if they would make that suggestion if they were to witness her becoming increasingly withdrawn because she felt the bedwetting meant there was something wrong with her. 

Would they tell me to wait if they had to wash urine-soaked sheets every day?

Would they tell me to “wait and see” if they observed her sadness and my frustration?

Sometimes it takes a resourceful parent to find a solution to something–even change a whole paradigm of thinking–and my determination to help my daughter led me on a research mission.  This was long before the internet.  Well before microfiche.  I found the answer after spending weeks going through journals and books at the University of Michigan Library.  My firstborn was next door at the University of Michigan Hospital at the same time recovering from his 10th surgery from multiple birth defects.

The “A-Ha Moment” arrived when I uncovered an internationally-recognized sleep study which indicated that bedwetting, (enuresis), is actually caused by a deep sleep pattern Gaile inherited.  This discovery truly changed the course of our lives for the better.

With Gaile as my first patient, I sought assistance from the kind of people who understood the science I uncovered, and who were aligned with my vision to create a cure for bedwetting–people outside of the medical profession–and we did it!  Fortunately, doctors continue to refer their patients to us because they recognize treating this condition is outside of their realm of expertise.  I have the utmost respect for them.  

It was one of the greatest joys of my life being able to help my daughter overcome this horrible condition and thrive, and it’s been a joy for nearly five decades being able to empower parents to help their children do the same!

I have an important message for parents.  View it here.

Our Founder’s Story

“I Created This Program For My Daughter – It Was A Labor Of Love”

Back in the day, doctors suggested surgery for bedwetting.  At age six, Gaile underwent this procedure only because I was told the bedwetting was a physical issue that could be immediately remedied by it.  The surgery failed, and I was beside myself.  I also entered Gaile into psychotherapy because I was told she must have subconscious trauma that induced her bedwetting.  I considered the medication Tofranil until I discovered it was an antidepressant with serious side effects.  I also considered the medication DDAVP until I read its list of serious side effects.  Then I realized medication doesn’t fix bedwetting; it would be a mere bandaid.

I still marvel that I was told to wait for Gaile to one day outgrow the bedwetting–that MAYBE by puberty a change would come.  I wondered if they would make that suggestion if they were to witness her becoming increasingly withdrawn because she felt the bedwetting meant there was something wrong with her. 

Would they tell me to wait if they had to wash urine-soaked sheets every day?

Would they tell me to “wait and see” if they observed her sadness and my frustration?

Sometimes it takes a resourceful parent to find a solution to something–even change a whole paradigm of thinking–and my determination to help my daughter led me on a research mission.  This was long before the internet.  Well before microfiche.  I found the answer after spending weeks going through journals and books at the University of Michigan Library.  My firstborn was next door at the University of Michigan Hospital at the same time recovering from his 10th surgery from multiple birth defects.

The “A-Ha Moment” arrived when I uncovered an internationally-recognized sleep study which indicated that bedwetting, (enuresis), is actually caused by a deep sleep pattern Gaile inherited.  This discovery truly changed the course of our lives for the better.

With Gaile as my first patient, I sought assistance from the kind of people who understood the science I uncovered, and who were aligned with my vision to create a cure for bedwetting–people outside of the medical profession–and we did it!  Fortunately, doctors continue to refer their patients to us because they recognize treating this condition is outside of their realm of expertise.  I have the utmost respect for them.  

It was one of the greatest joys of my life being able to help my daughter overcome this horrible condition and thrive, and it’s been a joy for nearly five decades being able to empower parents to help their children do the same!

I have an important message for parents.  View it here.