Last weekend my 2 year old (he is not mine but I have had him since he was 2 weeks old so he is mine now) went to sleep and wouldnt wake up so we rushed to the E.R and they did all these blood test to see if he ingested something and they did a brain scan to see if he had sweling or bruises and nothing so they called a childrens hospital in the next big city and they came and got him on the ambulance and we spent the weekend in pediatrics ICU. When they did the blood test they also did a urine with a cathater, he slept threw all of this. They still have found nothing,they said he dont fit in a window for ingestion because the body naturally tries to eject toxins and he was not puuking,had no fever,no infection so they have no clue.He slept for 49 hours strait and was still lathargic for a day and a half when he woke up.Now that we are home he wont stop peeing his pants,I havent had to buy diapers in over 4 months because he has been potty trained and now all of a sudden he keeps peeing but he dont poop in his pants,can a cathater weaken the bladder? I am at a loss here.The doctors now say just monitor him and no further testing which I am not happy with.
First of all, I read you topic as "Cat Haters: Can they affect kids?" And I was mightily confused. But now I get it. I know that after catheter removal in adults it takes a period of time to achieve full continence, but I'm only talking bladder leakage, not full on going, and I'm not sure how that affects potty training in kids. So I'm not much help but had to share my moment of perplexion.
I've heard that boys/men can be more effected by catheters just by virtue that the tubing is different, if you know what I mean. I know when I had one, I was sore and it felt strange when I went the restroom. I'd say give it a couple of weeks to heal.
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sorry to hear about your son. i hope they find out what is wrong with him quickly.
i would imagine that yes the catheter can irritate the urethra which may make him feel like he has to urinate constantly. when they are little and they feel the urge they may just go instead of having the control to hold it. i also imagine it will be a shortlived thing and will go away in a few weeks.
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Thanks scout, it is starting to get better,he is not doing it all day like he was when he first came home but he still has a couple accidents a day. I on the other hand am wore out,while he was sleeping all those hours I couldnt get a wink in and now he is full of energy but seems to get in a weird daze sometimes.They are thinking seizure but wont do an EEG unless there is further incidents. I get so scared now over him just taking a nap.I am ready for answers.We got 3 more weeks untill the follow up.
I just read the post. How is he now? I am a nurse and it may not have been just the cath. Did he get a IV? When you get fluids you urinate may sometimes every ten min for a couple days depends on how much and how fast the iv fluids was pushed. If it continues more that 72 hours go to er. Good Luck keep us posted