Re: Public potty fear
- From: "Akuvikate" <ktelliott@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 8 Jan 2007 22:39:27 -0800
Anne Rogers wrote:
I'm usually pretty good about letting my medical knowledge reassure me
I would suspect at her age that if her bladder was getting dangerously full,
that she would have an accident and you don't need to worry about urine
retention, but you're the doctor! Seems much more likely that she has her
dad's bladder and will grow out of the fear, or maybe not, I don't think it
started as a fear for me at this kind of age, but I almost never went to the
toilet at school until I got my periods!
rather than worry me when it comes to the Bug, but not this one. I
think there is a real risk of UTI, and it's just too easy for me to
imagine all that pressure causing the urine to reflux up into her
kidneys (potentially making a UTI a much more serious infection). At
least I don't worry that she'll be like Tycho Brahe -- a 16th century
astronomer who reputedly died when his bladder burst from not peeing
because it would be rude to excuse himself from a banquet.
Kate, who learned how to pee standing up while living in West Africa
and the Bug, three and a half year old budding astronomer?