How often should my NDI child's electrolytes be checked?

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Topic: Medications
Author: Knoers, Nine
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The child's electrolytes will be checked as part of the initial diagnosis to determine if he has NDI. Usually, this will happen when the child is an infant. The optimum drug regime for the infant will be in part determined by his electrolyte count. To determine the effectiveness of the drug regime, and to make any necessary adjustments in it, the infant will probably have to have his electrolyte count checked every two weeks at first. The infant will then have his electrolytes checked once a month, then, slowly, the checks can be spaced to once every half year. Children who were diagnosed in infancy or when very young will only be required to have his electrolytes checked annually by the time they are six or seven. There may be, however, situations in which the electrolyte count must again be checked more frequently. For example, the child may develop an illness that dehydrates him and adversely affect his electrolyte count.