Saturday, November 03, 2007

Product Review

I had mentioned a few weeks ago that we were using a new product in our house. I have decided I am going to openly discuss it. We bought a bed wetting alarm. I had thought about buying it off and on but decided that the kid was old enough to give it a try.

We had tried waking him up in the middle of the night to go, limiting drinks in the evening, but we were still dealing with GoodNights sleep pants. This child had 3 dry nights in 7 years. To be honest, I didn't hold a lot of hope out for this alarm thing either but thought it was worth a shot.

The first couple nights the alarm went off and he didn't wake up. The alarm beeps, vibrates, has a little light and yet he didn't hear or feel it. He did stop peeing but that was a natural reaction to all the alarm thing. I would pull him to his feet, shut the alarm off, have him go, then tell him to change, hook it back up and he'd go to bed. In the morning he wouldn't remember anything.

The third night he was dry. And the fourth. And the fifth.

On the sixth night the alarm went off again.

It has gone off once since then and this time he heard it himself and got up.

We are still using it. They recommend you use it for a good month of dry nights with no accidents at all.

This morning he came down complaining he was tired. He let me know he woke up 3 times in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom.

Miracles do happen. WooHoo!!!


Mommy said...

This just makes me LAUGH!!! But I'm glad it's working for you. :)

Amy said...

I know how frustrating this can be. I was a bed wetter until the age of ten! I stopped when I got arthritis. The pain woke me up and I realized I had to go potty! I've been dry ever since...LOL!

I noticed in a previous post you guys go to Awana! I love, love, love that program. I am the director of the 3rd and 4th grade girls. I just can't say enough about how much I love it. We have a very small class this year, only 10-12 girls. But I know we have the opportunity to really teach the girls salvation and Bible stories. Most of them are unchurched too so it is exciting because they are so eager to learn! Would you please pray for us? Thank you De!

Leeann said...

I am so glad that this is working for you! That would have to get incredibly frustrating!

kellyo75 said...

Oh that must be so hard for him. I know how tough that situation can be. But YAY for the alarm. That is awesome! Praise God it's working!!

Carol said...

I guess the alarm is our next step. The medications worked for a while, but now we're in consultation with a pediatric urologist and, to be real honest, I'm not hopeful he's going to have any definitive answers. Meanwhile, mine is a very large 10-y/o and the GoodNights just aren't. He wets right through Depends. I'm seriously tired of washing sheets.