My 7 year old daughter had La Crosse Encephalitis 3 years ago, she almost died because when we initially took her to the hospital they said she had the flu and sent us home. 3 days later we had to rush her back while she was having a seizure. That's when we were told she had encephalitis. She made a recovery but she was very close to dying in the hospital. She has experienced many difficulties since then. We have been back and forth with doctors and specialists since then, up until about a year ago. Last April she had her last tests and MRI's and they told us there was no more seizure activity in her brain, but there are still some lesions/scars on her brain. In the past 4 months she has began wetting herself, a problem she has never had before. She says that she doesn't know when she has done it. I don't believe that she even feels the "urge" until she is at full capacity. The neurologist referred us to a urologist, who says he doesn't think it is related to the encephalitis. He thinks she is constipated and that puts pressure on her bladder. So he told us to change her diet add more fiber and water. He says if that doesn't work we will try meds, but I am not ready to rule out some type of neurological damage. My daughter should still know when she has to go... Anyways I am trying to see if anyone else has had or knows of someone who has experienced this type of side effect from encephalitis, and how to proceed with treating this. It is very embarrasing for my daughter especially while at school.