I feel so bad for ss. He is 3 and he was potty trained at 2 1/2 but he's gone through so many big changes this year and has completely stopped going on the potty. That was frustrating but not a huge deal. Now I just feel so bad for him and I don't know what to do. He holds in his poop and gets constipated to where he screams trying to hold it in. And about every ten minutes I check his pull up and he's pooped just a very little bit. Enougj to have to wipe him because he got a horrible rash (raw and bleeding) from someone not changing him and the poop stayed on there and got crusty. So I have to wipe him and change him about every ten minutes while the poop is still soft and wipes off easily. But all the wiping is making the rash worse but if I just leave the poop on there it will get worse too. I stopped using wipes and only wipe him with a wet washcloth now and put cream on it. And he screams and kicks and fights everytime because it hurts so bad. Seriously this is anywhere from every ten to thirty minutes. When all this first started I made him drink four cups of apple juice and made him take a nap. When he got up he took a big poop and he was fine the rest of the day and the next day. Then he went to his gmas for about four days and she called me freaking out because it was the same thing all over again. His mom didn't renew his medicaid so SO had to take him to the ER. SO said the effing quack Dr. that saw him didn't do anything and told him to give him a laxative and put baby powder on the rash. His gma gave him a lax and he got it all out and was fine for the rest of the day but the next day went right back to holding it in and only letting a little bit out at a time. I find it hard to believe that we are supposed to get him laxatives everyday and baby powder on the horrible raw bleeding rash. He will not eat anything healthy so it's hard to get any fiber in him. I feel so helpless I don't know what to do to help him! Him jumping around everywhere and everyone doing different things does NOT help. He's at his mom's about one weekend per month, at SO's mom's house basically whenever she wants him (3-4 days at a time a couple times per month). And when he's here he's with me everyday except Mondays and Thursdays and SO has him. This situation is so out of hand the poor kid is really suffering and having a hard time. I just don't know what to do.
on Oct. 30, 2013 at 9:41 PM