The parents of an 11 year old boy wanted to share their story.
“CG had wet every night of his life. Dad had a history of wetting until he was 13 and mom wet until third grade. CG really wanted to work on getting to dryness because his school had a 4 night sleepover trip in 6th grade.”
Things they had already tried:
- pullups, which leaked and still required sheet changes
- setting an alarm clock at midnight and 3 am to wake up and walk him to the bathroom, but he would still wake up wet
- medication, even 5 tablets of desmopressin had no effect on the number of wet nights
- Potty Pager vibrating alarm, used 3 years ago, which he slept through
One last thing:
This family felt hopeless and that they had tried everything to help their son. They decided to try a different style of alarm as their “last hope”. CG chose the Rodger Wireless Alarm because of the comfort of just wearing the special underwear and the fact that he had to get out of bed to turn the alarm off when it sounded.
The first few nights, dad heard the alarm and woke CG up. CG turned off the alarm himself and went to the bathroom. In a few nights, CG began waking up when the alarm sounded and noticed that the underwear were just a little wet. After one week, CG woke up “just to go to the bathroom”, even before the alarm sounded. This was the first time in his life that had happened.
Over the next 4-6 weeks, more dry nights were observed. Stretches of 8-9 dry nights in a row began occurring. After two months, CG was dry every night. Some nights he got up independently to go to the bathroom and some nights he didn’t have to wake up at all.
The best part is that he was able to go with his classmates on the overnight trip. Neither his parents nor CG thought that would be possible. Using the Rodger Bedwetting Alarm changed this chapter of his life.