Thursday, January 12, 2012

Getting Poopy

Mid-December Davis decided he didn't want to poop.


He used to be such a good pooper and then I don't know what happened.

I think he became very aware of pooping and peeing and got scared of pooping.

I've been blowing the issue off since December, chalking it up to holidays, being busy, etc...

But the last 2 weeks it has just gotten so bad.

We could tell he was in pain, he'd grunt and cry and say his belly hurt.

His little butt was a wreck from the little bit of poop he did let out.

It has just been a pooping disaster over in this house.

Today I decided I'd go to the pediatrician and talk it over with her and get some ideas on what to do because I will tell you, I've tried it all.

Belly Rubs.

Acting like a fool about how exciting it is to poop.

Telling him about how everyone poops, grandma poops, mommy poops, cars poop, pretty much anything I could think of, it poops.

And let me tell you, he loves to tell people how exciting pooping is.  He just won't poop, at all.

The doctor assured me this is NORMAL!!!!  It mainly happens with boys and because of him holding it for days and not going he has now relaxed the muscles in there and that just leads to more issues, like the leakage he has been having.  She said it isn't something we want to ignore.

He is now on a diet of Mira Lax every single day and high fiber for the next 2-3 months so he can start going regularly again.

She also told me to hold off on potty training until he starts pooping like a normal person again as it will just cause a lot of frustration for both he and I.

Oy Vey!

1 comment:

Rachel A. said...

I feel your pain (and his!) we've had pooping problems with Paige since she was born. It's gotten better, but occasionally we still have bouts of constipation and her prescription laxative for a few days usually works. I have to be careful how much cheese and bananas she eats and how frequently. And citrus fruits. Poor kid. I hope Davis gets over this quickly!!!