Are kids with chronic renal failure (kidney disease) harder to toilet train?
Our 2 eldest girls were both toilet trained completely before their 2nd b'days. My boy is 3 and a half and we have only been trying for about six mths. He has chronic renal failure(multi cystic), one kidney has zero function and the other (with supplements) is just working enough. A total of about 15-20% of total function. Will it be harder for him to be toilet trained because his body can't hold onto water? Thanks
Hi it hsould make no difference to toilet training as CKD does not affect the bodies ability to "hold onto water". It is the opposite, the body holds on to too much water. when you say 15-20% , What is his egfr?
if anything, if kidney funtion is critically low, very little urine will be produced, to the point that enventually none will be - hopefully that wont happen though.:) The toilet training involves bladder control, which has no bearing on kidney function so unrelated, and the basic steps involved :) Most people would agree that boys are often much slower than girls in toilet training (although I personally didnt experience that with mine)
thankyou. you make alot of sense. thinking more about it now.....yes his body would not produce urine...as the drs keep saying...thats when the trouble will start...but right now he is going well... not at the stage of transplant, obviously yet, but in his near future yes. which i will be the 1st in line...thankyou for your reply.
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