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Autistic moms, HELP PLEASE!! Encopresis post

Anonymous
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I'm posting in here becuase of lack of traffic in other rooms.

I need help! 

My 7 yr old is still pooping his pants, nearly daily, sometimes more than once a day.  Worse than that, he doesnt even notice and won't do anything about it! I have to ask him if he did and then he will say "yes I did"

I am so at the end of my tether on this.  I am frustrated and I have tried everything and nothing works.  He has ZERO friends becuase he poos himself and just keeps playing smelling like poop.  

We pay for laundry and I am spending over 50/month to launder his constant poopy pants.

Wtf is going on here?  Is there an end in sight? Is this normal?  

HELP

Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 27, 2013 at 12:05 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 27, 2013 at 12:09 PM

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by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 27, 2013 at 12:11 PM

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Motherof3inNJ
by Gold Member on Apr. 27, 2013 at 12:14 PM

What does the pediatrician and his teachers say? Does he wear pullups or depends?

DS5 is autistic and nonverbal and we have no real way to communicate with him. He's in an ABA 1:1 class at school. He is still in diapers, in the largest size. His pediatrician, neurologist, and teachers all think he isn't ready to be trained because he doesn't care when he's wet or even that he has poop in his pants. If he was bothered by it, they think he would be more successful in training although the communication isn't there. Developmentally, he is 13 months old. 

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by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 27, 2013 at 12:14 PM

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 27, 2013 at 12:19 PM

My son is high functioning, he is potty trained, or he was.  The specialist he saw thought is was a constipation issue, so we did the stool softners and timed poopy times.  It worked for a while, but the problem is when he does go he doesn't say anything about it!

I haven't tried daipers, because at the mere suggestion of them my son dissolved into tears.  But I am sorely tempted! And not just to be mean, but out of necessity @ this point, he does it when we're out in public and it isn't an easy clean up!

Developmentally ds is @ a 6yr old level, so he should still be able to use the potty for poop.



Quoting Motherof3inNJ:

What does the pediatrician and his teachers say? Does he wear pullups or depends?

DS5 is autistic and nonverbal and we have no real way to communicate with him. He's in an ABA 1:1 class at school. He is still in diapers, in the largest size. His pediatrician, neurologist, and teachers all think he isn't ready to be trained because he doesn't care when he's wet or even that he has poop in his pants. If he was bothered by it, they think he would be more successful in training although the communication isn't there. Developmentally, he is 13 months old. 



Motherof3inNJ
by Gold Member on Apr. 27, 2013 at 12:25 PM

I'd put him in diapers and just explain to him, he keeps pooping his pants, and you can't afford to replace the underwear and clothes all the time, so as long as he does, he will be in diapers.

It seems he's embarrassed to wear diapers but I would've put him back in them after the second accident. If this is something he can control, perhaps the thought of being in a diaper will be so embarrassing that he starts using the toilet again. If it's something he can't control, I'd speak with the pediatrician, and keep him in diapers.


Quoting Anonymous:

My son is high functioning, he is potty trained, or he was.  The specialist he saw thought is was a constipation issue, so we did the stool softners and timed poopy times.  It worked for a while, but the problem is when he does go he doesn't say anything about it!

I haven't tried daipers, because at the mere suggestion of them my son dissolved into tears.  But I am sorely tempted! And not just to be mean, but out of necessity @ this point, he does it when we're out in public and it isn't an easy clean up!

Developmentally ds is @ a 6yr old level, so he should still be able to use the potty for poop.



Quoting Motherof3inNJ:

What does the pediatrician and his teachers say? Does he wear pullups or depends?

DS5 is autistic and nonverbal and we have no real way to communicate with him. He's in an ABA 1:1 class at school. He is still in diapers, in the largest size. His pediatrician, neurologist, and teachers all think he isn't ready to be trained because he doesn't care when he's wet or even that he has poop in his pants. If he was bothered by it, they think he would be more successful in training although the communication isn't there. Developmentally, he is 13 months old. 





mstricey
by Gold Member on Apr. 27, 2013 at 12:26 PM
I'm sorry :-( . It took so much work to potty train ds, he is 6 and sti l has accidents sometimes.
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