Apparently one highly possible reason for the impaction was her holding her bowels in, too afraid to go because it hurt. Well, everything was removed and she has been taking Miralax once a day as well as eating higher fiber foods.
My problem is she is still holding her bowels in.
She woke up last night at 9:30 rocking back and forth trying to hold it in so I picked her up and ran her to the bathroom. Kicking and crying, I finally got her pants off slightly and sat her on the toilet. She wouldn't go but one piece finally came out. She got some on my hand and shirt (before she went.. This was when I was still trying to get her pants off).
I can tell she is holding it in still. How do I get her to finally poop?!
She will be going to her fathers today for the weekend, and I'm afraid he will just ignore the situation and she will end up back in the ER.
I'd like to start her on a daily fiber gummy to help regulate her. Does anyone have any other advice as to what I can do for her, or give her to help her bowels come out much softer and easier? Any good bribes, too? Lol. I'm almost out of birthday presents to give her (she gets a present if she takes her laxative or if she poops.. No pooping yet though).
I'm scared to death that this will happen again. She was in so much pain and she's so tiny, it's so difficult to watch her to through something like that.
Thank you in advance. :)