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diabetes insipidus in 6yr old boy

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  • Posted By: Jake'smum
  • April 5, 2008
  • 00:47 AM

Could my boy have diabetes insipidus

My son has had many strange, seemingly unrelated symptoms for years and other than cronic anemia has yet to be diagnosed with anything definate. 2 major symptoms are

1. extreme bed wetting. he wets the bed 2-3xs every night. He wears a 'goodnight' diaper that needs to be changed through the night.

2.He gets soo thirty that he almost panics in desperation waiting for his water. We have restricted water in the evenings and have found him sneaking water from the bathroom. Even nights when we know he hasn't snuck any water he is still soaked through the night.

A few other symptoms are
-flaky fingernails that don't grow
-needs lot of extra sleep(probly from anemia) on 3 adult iron pills a day
-vision problems, already in glasses
-hip dysplasia, meyers dysplasia (he's growing out of that now)
-exema on scalp and behind ears
-trouble getting his thougts out. repeats words, sort of like stuttering

could these symptoms be diabetes insipidus??????

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  • oh God...why don't you take him to a doctor and get the poor kid some help..
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • I wanted to thank everyone for their help. Even the fellow with the harsh comment of "get the kid to the doctor already" Problem was my doctor kept fluffing everything off as "unrelated" and I'm to much a wimp to stand up for Jake. Well you last comment got me off my but and I told our Doc that "SOMETHING'S NOT RIGHT" she sent us to pediatrician and guess what we actually have a diagnosis. " Celiac's disease" It's not the best news but at least it's something. I had looked at Celiac's but some of classic symptoms aren't present so I had discounted it. But he's been tested he had an intestinal biopsy last Monday and we got the results Friday. Poor doll he loves his sandwiches. The chronic anemia has caused a lot of the symptoms the celiacs is the underlining cause. The malnutrician has caused the hip dysplasia and vision problems. Now a whole new chapter of dieticians and specialty health food stores.
    Jake'smum 2 Replies Flag this Response
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