Rett Syndrome has robbed so much from my child already – her voice, her ability to use her hands purposefully, her ability to breathe normally, her independence. The latest: it’s been robbing her of her ability to pee.
With Rett Syndrome – everything, and I mean every function that the human body needs to thrive – has the capacity to fail.
Lily was feeling absolutely miserable last Sunday. She hadn’t peed in over 24 hours though her liquid intake was normal over this time period. And I was hopeful that she had a UTI, as this could explain the urine retention, but alas the results came back negative. So I guess we got one answer – it wasn’t a UTI.
So I turned to the Rett Syndrome family support group to see if they had any suggestions and one mom sent me to this article. I remember hearing that some girls with Rett have trouble peeing from time to time, but I never knew the extent of how dangerous it could be.
Next step? Adding another specialist to the list – a pediatric urologist. And likely I will need to learn how to catheterize my sweetie. We can’t go to the ER every time she needs to pee.