What helps children with detrusor overactivity (overactive bladder)?
Hi, my 7 year old daughter has been diagnosed with Idiopathic Detrusor Overactivity and decreased bladder compliance. The journey started with sudden and frequent severe abdominal cramps, which we came to learn are bladder spasms. Fast forward 10 months of Solifenacin treatment (which was unsuccessful in helping her pain), Rachel entered total urinary retention and has been catheterised (suprapubic) for 3 months now.
We have been recommended to trial botox injections, and if that is unsuccessful, they recommend open abdominal surgery – bladder augmentation.
Are there any other children that are going through this?! All of our research and discussions seem to be within the adult community. I would really love to know if children have had botox injections to their bladder and whether it helped or not.