My child just turned 3years old and was in the hospital 6 months ago with pneumonia he got admitted on a Sunday I told them then he had no Bm since that Wensday.They gave him breathing treatments and rosfin and that Friday sent him home. I asked them what do I do for him to have a BM they were told everyday that he did not have a Bm and that he was hiting his self in the back and he said it hurt bad. They told me to give him half of a suppository and I did he never went so I took him into the ER his stomach was hard and big it was 11 days. They said he was backed up and told me to give him a whole suppository. They checked his breathing and admitted him again his breathing was not as good as they wanted it to be. Well they still tried all that night until next day and no BM finally I switched DRs and the breathing was due to his bowels on his lungs. Well he kept getting backed up and for about 2months he has been fine. But now he is like that again took him to see the GI DR and he said that his bowels might have pulled those muscles and if he dont go with the milk of mag. he might need surgery to fix the muscles he has been on lactolose,senkot,miralax,and docusate.He has been crying saying his but hurts and he wants to sit on my hand I started him on the milk of mag. and I make him sit on the potty and after about 30mins or it might not take that long he goes but he screams and yells the whole time I think hes holding back he will pee in the potty but until now he would Not poop in the potty and ask me to clean him when he gets threw in his pull up. I think hes holding it in because he just didnt want to go in his pull up or in his pants but he just dont want to sit on the potty he says it hurts bad but he goes and then hes fine.Im thinking maybe its the enemas and the exams that have hurt him because the 2 months he has been going have been fine he dont say he hurts he just goes and does his thing and when he gets threw he will ask me to clean him. Could you please give me some advice on what I need to do. Thank you so much!!!
Keep him on the regimen prescribed by your doctors. After a while of having bowel movements and experiencing no discomfort, he will stop associating bowel movements with pain. This is a typical reaction of children who have become seriously constipated and then avoid bowel movements because they've come to expect that the experience will be unpleasant. It takes time for them to develop a different expectation.
I have had a problem like this with two of my children. What months of guesswork boiled down to was stop giving them milk.
The milk keeps them from going for a few days, (or more) and then when they finally DO go, it hurts so bad they scream in pain and try to hold it in, thus making the situation worse.
I can't say that this is the problem your having, but it couldn't hurt to try it. You may be surprised. I was.
How much water does he drink? Kids nowdays drink too much sodas, Kool-Aid and juice. Juice should be 100% juice, not the junk they sell nowdays full of sugar and artificial ingredients. My 7 yr old has BM problems, hard stools, etc. I push the water and limit juices and sodas. Sufficient water is usually the key to regular bowel movements.
Try 400 mg magnesium too as this is a good laxative. Try lots of fiber too; at this age it sometimes is hard to get them to eat fruit with the peel but try applesauce with no artificial ingredients or sugar added, raisins, etc.
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