my youngest has had constant constipation since mid may and was in the hospital for a week while they checked every test they could to figure it out, they found he has a heart murmer, he couldn't regulate his body temperture but that's better that fixed itself after a month and a half. he has a small lump about 2 finger widths below his sternum idk what that is. they'v tried alementum formula and that worked for a couple weeks, it actuly gave him diareah but then he stopped pooping so now he's on alememtum and a medisin called Miralax and that works sortof, i have to give it to him in water or apple juice and give him only water or juice after until he poos but then he gets constipated after a bottle of formula. today he popped a blood vessel in his eye he was straining so hard.sunday it took Him 1 double dose and until 2:30pm to poo, today it took him 2 double doses of miralax and till 5:45 pm they said he should be pooing just fine on miralax. i'm soooooo confused and have done more tests on jericho's abdomin because he's on alementum and shouldnt be getting constipated. so now i have to wait for another poopy diaper and take it and jericho to his pedi. his pedi was extremly mad andn was making phone calls as i left the office.
i had to take him back to the hospital because his stomake was hard as a rock and he was screaming in pain. his stomake was full of gas and only released the gas after they stuck a supository up his bottom. the er doc (this time MUCH nicer and more helpful) sent a referal to his pedi for a gastrointerologisst and told me to give him straight prune juice until he has diareah and then start him back on his formula and miralax.
Pedi says the rash is exema and had nothing to do with the miralax (even though it went away when i took him off the miralax). He also says him getting constipated with nothing but gas in him is normal and isnt to be worried about. He also says i should not be worried that Jericho isn't holding him slef up in a sitting position yet, or pulling himself up when holding my fingers, or pressing down into the floor wehn i hold him by the armpits....And there isnt anything to worry about with the mucus and black streaks and specks in his stools, or that he's still having hard stools and refusing to eat at times. Im supposed to make sure he eats at least 16 ounces of formula, but if he doesnt want to eat im not supposed to make him, and im not to give him juice and water as often throught the day to help him poop, as long as he poops every 5 days or more often thats fine.
but dr dube also said that a baby on alementum shouldnt be getting constipated :P
so basically i got no answer at all today. I was basically told that my 7 month old is being normal even though he's constipated while on medicin and formula that should give him diareah and he cant expell any gas in his system without help and he's not doing what he's supposed to for his age :(:(:(
He's been to a GI, they found nothing in his intestines, but a rim just inside his butthole and put him on Elecare for infants to make his going easier. His Pedi noticed his heart murmer is still there, he's keeping an eye on that, and the pedi noticed his head was enlarged, 99%, so he had an MRI, they found some fluid on his brain, his Pedi is monitoring him to see if it naturally goes down. He's had RSV 3 times in a row now and is coming down with another cold: stuffy, runny nose, bad cough and fever.