About Enuresis Treatment Center
Barbara Moore was confronted with a major challenge. Her daughter, Gaile, was wetting the bed, and the frustration was mounting. She had taken Gaile for ongoing visits with a therapist because she was told that her bedwetting condition as an older child still bed wetting was psychological in nature.
Then she admitted Gaile into the hospital for surgery (stretching the urethra), since she was told the enuresis was a physical issue that could be immediately remedied. At her wits’ end, Barbara considered the enuresis medication Tofranil (imipramine), until she discovered it was an anti-depressant with serious side effects.
The final piece of advice regarding how to stop bedwetting was to “give it time,” that Gaile would outgrow it by puberty (years away). That was not an option for Barbara. She had an adult uncle who was still wetting the bed, and she could see Gaile was clearly being affected… she was hiding her wet sheets, denying her bedwetting, and was awakening sluggish and irritable. Gaileʼs daytime hours were disrupted by her urgent and frequent needs to urinate, for which Gaile was prescribed Ditropan (Oxybutynin). This had no effect other than causing dry mouth. Equally alarming for Barbara, Gaile was often difficult to awaken in the morning, and was prone to outbursts and easily frustrated as the day wore on.
After exhausting all medical and psychological resources to no avail, Barbara took matters into her own hands. Determined to find bed wetting solutions, Barbara embarked on a mission, eventually uncovering an internationally- recognized sleep study that changed everything. It made sense and the deep-sleep bed wetting described Gaile. Based on this study, Barbara and her consultants created the bed wetting treatment program, which is based on correcting a sleep disorder known to be the root cause of bedwetting. Gaile was the first child to receive this bedwetting treatment… and the first of many to awaken every morning in a dry bed.
Together, Barbara and Gaile have built an internationally- acclaimed enuresis treatment center.