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Bedwetting Help – 16-Year-Old Can Now Focus on College

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It is now July 2018 and he is 16 years old and dry at night! Finally, bedwetting help for my teenager.

This summer was the first time ever he was at camp and was dry the entire time.  We also had a vacation with success and did not have to pack all the extras that were needed in the past to protect mattresses from my teenager wetting the bed.

Thanks to your complete understanding of the underlying cause of the bedwetting – deep, deep, sound sleep, and how to “fix it”,  our son now wakes up during thunderstorms and gets up during the night to use the bathroom.  He loves being dry at night and it has taken a big weight off of his mind when he travels and has overnights with friends.

College was also in the back of his mind and now he can look forward to that without the fear of wetting the bed and trying to manage all that goes with it in a dormitory setting.

The staff are very helpful in managing  his program through phone calls and emails.  It’s not necessary to be there in person to be successful. They were responsive to any questions we had and were supportive the entire process.

We can’t thank them enough for their program and are thrilled with the results!  Theresa was an excellent bedwetting counselor! It really helps to have one person working with you, her focus was on my son’s progress. We would recommend the program and wished we hadn’t waited so long to find this remarkable solution.

A thankful family in Texas   2018

Stop Bedwetting – Happy 10-Year-Old Boy

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“First of all, I can’t pull this part to I say thank you to the whole team over there. I think it’s only those families who are in the same situation as we were What a huge relief it is for everybody really to get to this point to have a child who is not wetting the bed anymore.

I can say now that I have a happy 10 year old boy who is highly intelligent and proud and confident and happy! For me to be able to see my boy going to a birthday party and sleep over night and have no fear of wetting the bed at someone else’s house is the most important to me.

There was a time when I thought maybe we would maybe never get to this point, but we did it. It’s only because we got into this program to end bedwetting, which i think is wonderful. I had Claudia –wonderful Claudia–all the way supporting us.

I had my moments when all the family found it difficult to keep on going and do the practice and do everything that we were asked to do, but it was worth it….more than worth it.

I would encourage all the families in the world to try this method–to go after the problem– because bedwetting is not something that will just disappear by itself. This is something we are told; that it will disappear through time. I think this is the biggest problem–that we believe in it–and we keep waiting and waiting.

I just couldn’t understand why we didn’t find your bedwetting program sooner.

I’m glad we found it. It’s so logical.”

Miriam G

Sarasota, NY

Our whole team thanks you for sharing your experience with the Enuresis Treatment Center for Bedwetting.

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16-Year-Old Continued Wetting the Bed – Why Trust Us?

Bedwetting counselor, Claudia, works at Enuresis Treatment Center

 

We are always grateful when a family wants to share their experience with other parents searching for help for their child, especially a teenager, to stop wetting the bed.  Here is the written version of this mom’s conversation with her counselor, Claudia, as they were completing treatment.

MOM: I’m so unbelievably grateful, and also just to this company. Words can’t begin to describe how truly thankful we are for all it has done.

After so many years of dealing with this problem, I can’t believe it’s no longer an issue in our house. I have a very healthy, happy, dry 16-year-old, so we just want to sincerely say thank you.

Our previous experience was with a company called Pacific International. It was a very long and draining experience that we had, and it was also unsuccessful. We started the program when my son was nine years old, and were very optimistic that it was going to help him.

We tried on our own, but knew we needed help at that point.

I’m sure as anyone knows who is dealing with this bedwetting problem, it’s very heartbreaking to see your teenager wake up wet every morning.

Pacific International told us that the program should work anywhere between one and two months to six months to a year at the longest.

My son was on that program for four years. At that point we said that that was enough, and we asked for a refund. They pushed off that request, and asked if we could try a couple more things.

Of course we did. We wanted to try more things because we wanted our son to be dry more than anything. The money wasn’t that important; we just wanted to get him dry.

The things they asked us to do were things we had already done and that hadn’t worked the first time, but we still tried.

After another long period of time–probably more than six months at least–we called it quits. To this day, we never received a refund that was promised, and I know we never will.

But we stayed with that program for so long–probably over the course of six years–because we wanted for our son to be dry.

We honestly didn’t know what else to do at that point. We just had no other answers. We were hoping and praying that he would grow out of it on his own, but he never did.

So for about a year, we just did nothing. Sometimes he would have long stretches of dry periods, and sometimes he would have long stretches of wetting. At this point, he was approaching 16 years old, and we knew we needed help, and that’s when we found the Enuresis Treatment Center.

CLAUDIA: Wonderful! So why did you trust us? What made you trust us?

MOM: First of all, we loved how the company began…by a woman looking for a solution to help her daughter. Gaile was wonderful on the phone. We knew a lot went into finding and researching solutions that worked, and we were just very impressed by all the people we spoke to.

I’m going to be very honest with you. We were very skeptical about this program –as you can only imagine — after all we had been through. We were also very tired and drained from working so hard at this for so long with no results.

As much as we were hopeful and optimistic that this was finally our answer, we went into this without that brand new excited energy that you might have when you start something new, but something felt different, and we knew that we were going to give it a shot.

CLAUDIA: Do you have any difference you want to share with us?

MOM: There were a lot of differences to the program actually that we found. While some of the methods were actually similar in nature, ETC had a lot of positive differences. For one, just the equipment in general. It was so much more comfortable for my son and so much easier to use. Also, a couple of the simplest exercises that he did on your program were so effective, and he had never done that before in the past –they were never presented to him. That was a great step, and obviously that worked.

One other big difference that comes to mind. On the other program, the only communication we had with our caseworker was through the mail. If we had problems or concerns, we would call, but it was not on a regular basis. Only as needed.

Here with you, we were assigned a wonderful caseworker who I spoke with every two weeks. It was wonderful; so personable. I was able to ask questions–even the smallest ones– regarding my son in particular. It was personal in nature, which was great. It was a great process.

Listen to the audio version of this conversation here http://172.81.118.1/~nobedwetting/testimonial-audio/

The Bedwetting Battle – The Misunderstandings Continue

Dr. Bill Sears in his article, “Battling Bedwetting” makes suggestions to parents regarding dealing with their children’s bedwetting.  Our staff psychologist, Dr. Lyle Danuloff, disputes Dr. Sears’ tips and claims.  Below you will find his perspectives.

Dr. Sears – Dr. Sears instructs parents to have the bedwetter “grunt it out” before bed, i.e. completely empty the bladder as a way to stop the bedwetting.

Dr. Danuloff – Bedwetting does not occur because a bladder does not empty.  It occurs because of the failed brain-bladder connection.  Bedwetters’ bladders are significantly underdeveloped.  Because of this, even a small amount of urine in the bladder can trigger the bladder to empty.  It will empty, no matter the amount of urine in the bladder, because the deep sleeping brain fails to keep it closed.

Dr. Sears – Have a “talk” with the child so they can repeat phrases such as, “I will get up and go to the bathroom when I feel my bladder gets big.  I will splash water on my face to wake up and grunt three times.”

Dr. Danuloff – Dr. Sears’ directive exposes his noticeable failure to understand the impact and power of the deep sleep someone who wets the bed experiences.  Bedwetting is a totally involuntary phenomenon.

No amount of self-talk before bed can reduce the profound distance from any level of consciousness that the bedwetter’s sleep creates.  His suggestions of a “talk” and methods of self-awakening provide evidence of his lack of understanding.

Dr. Sears – The doctor suggests that the above two methods “usually work 90% of the time.”

Dr. Danuloff – Unfortunately, they don’t.  His suggestions for cure are based upon a fundamental misunderstanding of bedwetting.

Dr. Sears – Go “high tech” and use a “bladder conditioning device”, i.e. A pad and buzzer that goes off at the first drop of urine, thus awakening the child.

Dr. Danuloff – Again, Dr. Sears displays his misunderstanding of the profound depth of sleep the bedwetter experiences.  Someone who continues to wet the bed can sleep through thunderstorms, loud music and alarm clocks.  A buzzer or bedwetting alarm, used alone, never awakens someone who wets the bed.

Dr. Sears – Dr. Sears refers to the many “little bedwetters” he has helped.

Dr. Danuloff – Bedwetters come in all ages.  At Enuresis Treatment Center, while we treat children as young as 5 years of age, the age range of our patients goes into adulthood.  Our typical patient is 10-16 years old and a child who has experienced failed efforts to end the bedwetting similar to those suggested by Dr. Sears.

Dr. Sears’ suggestions reveal his lack of basic knowledge regarding the disorder. In our 42 years of treating bedwetting our expert staff has never encountered a bedwetter who could accomplish what Dr. Sears suggests.

 

Source: Lyle Danuloff, Ph.D.
Dr. Danuloff is a Fully Licensed Clinical Psychologist and has been in practice since the early 1970′s. He has been on staff with the Enuresis Treatment Center for Bedwetting since 1984. Dr. Danuloff has intimate clinical knowledge of a bedwetter’s emotional and psychological challenges. Additionally, he participates in our staff development progress, and consults on a regular basis.

 

Here is the original article to which Dr. Danuloff is referencing:

Battling bed-wetting

Author Link By Dr. Bill Sears

Tips to keep young children waking up to dry mornings.

During my 50 years as a doctor, I have helped many little bed wetters enjoy dry nights. It’s physiologically more accurate to call this nighttime nuisance “sleep wetting.” Commonly misunderstood as a psychological or discipline problem, bed-wetting is really more of a sleep quirk. Some kids, more commonly boys, sleep too soundly to respond to their bladder’s get-up-and-go signals. Just as there are normal late walkers and late talkers, there are normal late dry-nighters.
In my pediatric practice and in my own family, I have used five specific steps to conquer bed-wetting:

  1. Draw a picture
    I draw a picture of the brain with “wires” connected to the bladder, explaining to the child, “Your bladder is like a balloon the size of a baseball. Inside the balloon are tiny sensors that tell you when your bladder is full. The full bladder then sends messages to your brain, and the brain tells you to get up and go pee. Because you sleep so deeply, the brain says, ‘Don’t bother me. I don’t respond to text messages while I’m sleeping.’ But your bladder becomes so full it needs to empty, so you pee in your bed. We’re going to help your brain and your bladder listen to each other at night.”
  2. Go before bed
    You are your child’s bladder-training coach. Many bed wetters go to sleep with a half-full bladder because they are tired or in a hurry and only dribble a bit when they go to the bathroom before going to bed. Show and tell your child to “grunt it out” — squeeze all the pee out of your bladder and grunt, grunt, grunt three times so you go to bed with an empty bladder — as you use your hand to show him how the bladder squeezes all the urine out.
  3. Enjoy a talk before bed
    As your child is dozing off to sleep, repeat phrases to program his brain: “I will get up and go to the bathroom when I feel my bladder get big. I will splash water on my face to wake up and grunt three times.” This bedtime rehearsal imprints on your child’s brain and helps his bladder and brain cooperate at night. Alternately, since most children wet the bed within a few hours after retiring, set an alarm to go off a few hours later to prompt him to get up and go.
  4. Wake and relieve
    Before you go to bed, fully awaken your child, help him walk to the bathroom and prompt “grunt three times” to completely empty his bladder. Then escort the sleepy child back to bed.
  5. Go high-tech
    While the above measures usually work 90 percent of the time, if your child is becoming increasingly wet and bothered, try a pad-and-buzzer apparatus called a bladder-conditioning device (available online or in the of office of your health care provider). When a drop of urine strikes the moisture-sensitive pad, it sets off a buzzer that’s attached to the child’s T-shirt or pajama top. Explain this conditioned response to your child as the “beat the buzzer” game. Encourage him to get up and go to the bathroom before the buzzer sounds.

This technique can be effective 90 percent of the time if used correctly. For best results: Have your child empty his bladder completely with the triple voiding technique just before going to bed.

Explain to him that the buzzer will help his bladder and brain listen to each other at night while he’s sleeping. Tell him what to expect: “Imagine waking up and taking a trip to the toilet. Pretend your bladder is full and starting to stretch and it’s time to get up.”

Source: http://healthylivingmadesimple.com/battling-bed-wetting/

Stop Wetting the Bed At Night Solution

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Stop Wetting the Bed at Night

call_main_imageHere is a letter a mom sent to us.  We truly appreciate the kind words about her daughter’s success with our bed wetting solution.

Dear Susan and Barbara,

“We are grateful to you for helping Carrie overcome her nighttime enuresis problem.  We are thrilled to think that after only five months, she has gone from being an almost nightly bed wetter, to being dry every night.  We asked the doctor over and over how to stop bedwetting in older child.  We were tired of the ONLY suggestion – wait.

Achieving this success with hour bed-wetting treatment has helped her self-esteem tremendously.  Carrie is almost nine years old, and has a fraternal twin sister and an older brother.  Her sister never had a problem with enuresis from the time she reached the age of three.  Carrie did not like being the only one in the family wetting the bed at night.

Carrie is also receiving help for ADHA (“Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.”) and we began to see the bedwetting and ADHD connection.   She has asked me on more than one occasion.  “Why is everything wrong with me?”  It broke my heart to hear her ask that, and while it was easy to list many positive traits about Carrie, I could understand her feelings of discouragement.

Until Carrie was seven, we had chosen to let nature take its course and we hoped that she would grow out of the problem.  We let her wear Pull-Ups and GoodNites to bed and never made any big deal over her bedwetting problem.  As I mentioned earlier, it was nearly a nightly occurrence and this seemed to be the least stressful path to take.  Once she turned seven, I wanted to take a more proactive stand and I ordered a bedwetting alarm.  We tried using it, had no idea what was the right steps to take and she hated feeling responsible when it did not wake her.  After awhile it became apparent that nothing was improving.  The next step we took was to try the nasal spray, DDAVP.  Carrie was dry the first night, but not the second or third.  It almost seemed hopeless when that didn’t work.  I also realized all along that the so called bedwetting medication would only be a temporary fix anyway.

At this point in time I called my sister because I thought that a couple of her children might have had problems with nighttime enuresis.  She told me about looking for ensures therapy and found you.  She said you had the best bed wetting solution in the United States!  Your long standing bedwetting center helped her teens with their teen bedwetting problem – two daughters at ages eighteen and thirteen.  I looked up Enuresis on the Internet and found information about the center there.  Then I called, scheduled an appointment and the rest is history –along with the wet nights.

One bonus from this process is that Carrie was able to see the results of working diligently to reach a goal.  We started seeing the results very early on and that encourages us to keep working.  She was a trooper, and she feels proud of her accomplishment.  From the beginning the Enuresis Treatment Center gave us a real treatment plan (stop wetting the bed at night!)  and ….hope, and now that we’ve reached the end we can definitely say that it gave us results.  Thank you Susan and Barbara for your cheerleading, patience, help, and encouragement.  You were terrific!”

Sincerely yours,

Cheryl, Carrie and Family

Illinois


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