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TODDLER DRINKS 6 PINTS OF WATER A DAY.........?awaiting diagnosis
took ds 18months to hospital last week for a few days for tests, it was awful. overnight he was allowed no fluid then again the following day because his urine doesnt concentrate.he had to have blood taken, urine samples and be weighed hourly. initially the docs thought it was habit and his kidneys had got lazy. ive had to restrict his fluid to 3pints a day and measure it exactly so as not to go over and take urine samples to the hospital every morning. its still not concentrating and they are flumaxed because diabetes insipidus is very rare especially in children. theres a meeting about him tomorow and i have to wait for the phone call late afternoon to see what they going to do next. lots of mners have been lovely when ive posted about this problem before so thought id give an update
hi panic, i havent got a clue to be honest. if its insipidus it means the hormone that controls your water balance doesnt work so they give you drugs, dont know with little ones thought. hes always had an orangey colour to his skin, so they gona have a meeting to see if the two symptons link together which did worry me a bit. its been a long week, hes really missed the water bless him. im gona keep really busy till the phone call. i think theyl probably readmit him for more tests, wish id had mumsnet in there last week, kids wards are bloody depressing
hi misdee and rickman. they havent ruled out diabetes insipidus but because its rare and hes so young i think they are a bit shocked and trying to find another cause. ive been telling my health visitor and local doctor for over a year about him, it was actually a dietician who mentioned to ds paed that it could be d.insipidus. im still not sure myself, ive been googling about it too much.
hi 7up, just wanted to say im glad that they are taking you seriously now, i really hope it isnt di, but if it is at least you will know, and he will be getting treatment, hope the meeting goes well tomorrow x
hiya lanismum, havent had internet since yesterday morning!bloody annoying, just got back on.
nurse phoned and said "its not good", great start!hes got to go back in next wednesday for further testing called hypotonic saline test. apparently it should show if hes got d.i or partial d.i, if not then be further tests which i think will be mri scan of the pituatary gland and kidneys etc. quite worrying so hopefully he'll be diagnosed next week and not go through further testing.x
7up, not sure if you will see this today, but just wanted to say hope everything goes as well as possible tomorrow, really hope he gets a diagnosis, and that the test is as quick and painless as possible, for him and you! x
7up, hope everything is okay? I've been watching this thread and have known of your plight here for some time now, and really feel for you and the wee one. Please let us know what is going on. Good luck anyway, hun xx