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My 10 Month Son Hasn't Gone Pee in 48 Hours

I took my request off. Please see the "What Happened" section. My son is ok and has had regular wet diapers since Thursday morning. Thanks again for all the great advice and suggestions!

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THANKS FOR ALL THE GREAT ADVICE! Just wanted to update you all on my son. First, he is fine. He went pee Thursday morning and has had regular wet diapers throughout the day and night. I had taken him to the doctor on Wednesday after he hadn't gone and the doctor said he was not dehydrated. He was also tested for the flu and RSV and both test came back negative. My Dr suggested to follow up next day if he didn't pee. Everything seems to be back to normal. I wasn't sure if the rocefin shots or decongestion meds could have this side effect. Again, I would like to let you all know that I appreciate all your thoughts and concern. This is a great site to ask and great advice!

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I would bypass the doctor at this point & go straight to the ER. Not to sound the alarm or anything, but they would be more equipped to run the needed tests to see what is wrong.....but go. Better safe then sorry. trust me, I have had some experiences w/ER's when my son was a baby, and if I felt that something was wrong - it always was. Moms' know best, better then doctors, if something is wrong w/their kids.

I suggest you find a new doctor. You need to take him
to a ear nose and throat specialist and let them put tubes
in his ear and then his ear will be able to drain. I had
tubes in 3 of my 4 children ears and never had any other problem with colds, soar throats or ear infections. I never heard of a shot for an ear infection.

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A.,
I would continue to call your pediatrician. If they dont give you a response that you are happy with, call a different one for another opinion. Or take your son to the ER. I dont think it's normal for anybody not to pee for 48 hrs. Please keep us posted on how he is doing...
Heather

I suggest you find a new doctor. You need to take him
to a ear nose and throat specialist and let them put tubes
in his ear and then his ear will be able to drain. I had
tubes in 3 of my 4 children ears and never had any other problem with colds, soar throats or ear infections. I never heard of a shot for an ear infection.

You need to see his pedi asap... he could be dehydrated which is dangerous for a 10month old.

Glad everything is ok. This happened one time to my 2nd son and his pedi told me to give him the clear gatorade. We have found that works better than the pedalyte. The pedalyte gave my boys the runs and that does not help with dyhydration issues.

You are right to be concerned. If he still has a soft spot on his head, you can gently feel to see if it seems to dip in a little bit...that's another trick to tell if a baby is dehydrated. I would try to give him some extra fluid in the form of a bottle of pedialyte in addition to the formula/breastmilk he usually gets. But you really need to be talking to your doctor about this as well....it could lead to more serious problems if not addressed. Especially being this is a Friday, please call the doctor TODAY before he goes home for the weekend, as whoever is covering for him over the weekend may not know your baby and all the details of your particular case. So please get off the computer and call the office now and tell them what you are telling us! They will probably want you to bring the baby in so they can check him out.

TAKE HIM TO THE DOCTOR! Sorry, I don't mean to be rude....but instead of soliciting advice on the internet, take your child to the pediatrician, or the emergency room. The general rule is that if they haven't not gone pee within 8 hours it warrants a trip to the emergency room! Take him right away!

Good luck and let us know how you make out.

It could be something totally differant but my daughter did this when she was just under 2 & I took her in & she had a urinary track infection. Of course he is a boy, but it can still happen. If he is drinking enough to pee, I would definately have the doctors check him out b/c if it has been 2 days, I am suprised they haven't wanted to see him yet b/c that is not normal.

Get a competent pediatrician. This is serious. Where are you located? let us know so we can recommend a good doctor.

I just wanted to add...if this happens in the future, please do not wait to seek better medical help. 48hrs without urinating can lead to a ruptured bladder easily if he is retaining urine. It can easily lead to life threatening problems.
I would go to the pediatrician if my child had not urinated in 12 hours (if drinking normally) and the ER if it had been longer than that. They can easily do a quick catheterization to relieve the pressure in the bladder before permanent damage is done by the distention and retention.
You also might still want to follow up with a doctor to see why he was retaining his urine for 2 days. That is not normal, nor safe.
Best wishes.

I would bypass the doctor at this point & go straight to the ER. Not to sound the alarm or anything, but they would be more equipped to run the needed tests to see what is wrong.....but go. Better safe then sorry. trust me, I have had some experiences w/ER's when my son was a baby, and if I felt that something was wrong - it always was. Moms' know best, better then doctors, if something is wrong w/their kids.

gO TO ER NOW YOU HAVE A BLADDER ,KIDNEYS AND ALL THE TUBES TO CONNECT THEM AT LEAST THE CAN CATH HIM
i HAD TO GET A KIDNEY TRANS PLANT aS A KIDNEY SHUTS DOWN IT PRODUCES LEE URINE

In my opinion if your son has not peed in 48 hours you need to follow your Mommy instincts and take him to the emergency room.. Dehydration is VERY serious... and sometimes doctors do not respect Mommy instincts.. I am a Mommy of 4.. 16 months to 16 years and if any of mine, in all honesty.. if I hadn't peed in 48 hours I would go to the emergency room.. they will put an IV in and get him hydrated... I pray that all goes well.. please let me know how he does... GOD BLESS!!!

TAKE HIM TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM NOW!

I'd be worried....my baby did the same thing in October (but she had the flue) it gets really scary when they get soo dehydrated that they can't wake up. you better tell your doc asap if he still hasn't gone by now. MY docs would have already seen him by now..what's up with that? if it ever happens again i'd say if you have it give him gatoraide deluted 1/2 way with water. if that doesn't help your doc may put him on pedialite....otherwise he needs to be taken him to the emergency room. dehydration is nothing to play around with. don't want to scare you..but they told me it could cause death soo dont wait too long to do something. Even if He is drinking...he may not be getting enough to keep him properly hydrated if there is an infection in his body.
A new doc may not be a bad idea...I recommend Pedatric Partners for sure! I have been going there for 10 years with all 5 of my children. they offices in Lake worth...Gardens and Jupiter...Dr Katz is the greatest!
hope this helps.
full time mom of only FIVE!

Take him to the Doctor...he may dehydrate or be dehydrated...that's serious.
Good Luck.

Hi. Well to be honest. I would take him to another ped. for a second opionion. If he's 10 months old & he doesn't have any wet diapers in 48 hrs ... to me that's just toooo weird. Usually my youngest and even my oldests when they were that age after drinking a bottle the night before would wake up with their pamper almost full !! I really think you should ask for your son to see a specialist. I mean your his mom & if you feel in your heart that something is just not right or itls just tooo weird. Then you should make these doctors do something. It's better to be safe then sorry. Remember now a days something sooooo small can be soooo dangerous. I don't want to scare you either. And hopefully it's nothing serious !! :) Hope all goes well !!

Is he drinking normally? If not, then dehydration is definitely a worry, but if he is, then I have no idea why that would happen, but sounds serious.

Before you head to the ER, I would call your ped's office again, and let them know that is what you are thinking of doing. They may advise you to come to the office instead, to avoid the hassle and the long wait in the ER. I know at my ped's office they advise always calling before going to the ER, as they provide many of the same services (sutures, IV for dehydration, blood tests, catheter, etc) so that parents can avoid the ER if at all possible.

If they seem to blow you off, or tell you it is not necessary, then yes, go to the ER (dehydration can set in very quickly in little ones) and find a new Pediatrician.

Hi A.! I agree with the last mom...get him to the ER, and find a new Dr!!!!!! My question is where is all that liquid going? I just looked up rocefin, and it doesn't list anything about urination in the side effects. You may also want to call your pharmacist to get more info on rocefin. If this were my child, I would absolutely seek a second opinion. I don't get the whole saran wrap thing either. If you really want to see if he is peeing at all, I would rather just leave him diaperless, than put hot, sweaty wrap in his diaper. This dr. seems full of bad advice! Good luck!!
A. C.

Call your doctor right away, and if he ignores you again, take your child to an ER right away. No urine output is never normal and could be a sign of many things including dehydration.

Hi A.-

Im glad he's doing better. You must have had him at the doctor's office on Tuesday as well for the 2nd round of Rocefin shost. If they thought he was well enough to go home and watch, then you did the right thing. Just keep an eye on him and trust your instincts!

absolutely, take him to the doctor asap. little children have less of a security cushion around their bodies. it takes less time for them to develop serious illnesses and much more time to heal. their bodies can't cope as well as older children and adults.
the wait and see approach isn't a good one for small children. any signs like this need to be taken seriously quickly. the worst that can happen is you find out he's fine and you spent a few hours in the ER for nothing.

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