I adopted my son. Before he came to me, he had experienced years of horrific abuse to include both physical and sexual abuse involving female siblings, mother and father as well as being exposed to multiple sexual activities both in his biological home as well as in foster placements (peer on peer foster teens). We have gone through attachment therapy, some EMDR (not enough), gone to sleep therapists, pediatric urology specialists, hypno-therapist, etc. He will soon be 14 but STILL wets the bed. I understand this comes from deep trauma, and as much as I have him do his own sheets and clothing, he still frequently tries to hide it (even though he knows I know about it and I do not get onto him for it). There have also been several incidents where he has wet himself when awake. Frankly, I am at my wits end and not sure what to do.
Does ANYBODY have any suggestions that might help? He is obviously stuck as a "toddler" in some part of his being but I do not know how to overcome this. HELP PLEASE!
You are interpreting the nocturnal enuresis to psychological factors. Most of the time nocturnal enuresis is not associated with emotional or psychological functioning. Speak with his pediatrician and try desmopressin (DDAVP) and see if that might help.
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