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Old 08-06-2010, 01:07 PM
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Question for those who have weaned off a diuretic: Did your kids have issues tinkling after the wean was started?

Mackenzie has had 2 small wet diapers and 1 BM since 6:30 this morning. This is NOT like her at all. Today we dc'ed her Lasix (diuretic), KCl, and NaCl. There have been no changes in intake. She was on Lasix for her lung disease.
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:03 PM
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Sawyer was on lasix for his heart, and in November they just d/c it, there was no weaning involved. If I remember properly, it took a few days maybe even a week for him to adjust but is fine now. I always kept lasix on hand and would give him a part dose if he wasn't wetting diapers, or looked fluid overloaded, but shh, don't tell the docs that
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Old 08-06-2010, 09:07 PM
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Addy was on Aldactone for weaning off O2. Her Dr allowed her to outgrow her dose and then weaned to once a day and finally every other day for a week. We didn't notice any output issues, but her dose was pretty small.
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We didn't wean either, just let Dominic out grow his dose. When it was stopped over a year ago his dose had not been increased in over 2 years. Didn't notice any difference in output either - but then he was potty trained by then so harder to tell I suppose than with a nappy. Dominic was on spirolactone and cholorthiazide (sp?).
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:26 AM
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Hannah was on 2 diuretics for lung disease. We also let her outgrow the doses and then weaned from there. We tried once to wean, and she started struggling so we had to restart them, which is why we just let her outgrow the dose.

How is she doing now? If she's still having issues on Monday, think I would call the doc. I would also think that it might take a few days to adjust to functioning without the diuretics.
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