I haven't really written a journal in a while, because I didn't have time, or much to say... but I have no one to talk to about this... so I guess a journal as good an option as staying silent.
My son doesn't poop. Like ever. He goes on average 2-3 weeks without going to the bathroom, and nothing seems to help. He's been like this since birth, first it was 3 days, then 5, 7, 9, etc.. now we're at 16 days.. right now.Before this is was about 24 days.He poops once a month. I guess to me it's normal because it's all I've ever known, but I know something's not right about this. There was a time when I was greatful he pooped only 4 times a month, now I would be greatful if he pooped at all.
The doctors (he sees 2 in the same practice) have told me everything under the sun. They told me it was because he was breastfed, they said he didn't drink enough water, or juice. They suggested we give him Miralax, mineral oil, glycerin suppositories, you name it we tried it. We now give him half a tablespoon a day of Miralax.. sometimes we skip a day by accident or something, but most of the time, he gets a full adult dose (18 years +) in a weeks time.. he often gets more than the adult dose. He also gets mineral oil, and juice and water etc. Still nothing.
Tomorrow we go for a barium enema and honestly I don't know if I can do it. They refuse to sedate him, and they said I'm not allowed to feed him anything (food or drink) within 6 hours prior to going. They also apparently strap them down in some cases, for a half hour. My husband thinks I'm silly for crying all day and being so worried... but I can't seem to bear the thought of having my toddler strapped down pleading for help and for me to pick him up and myself just standing there doing nothing. No one seems to have any experience in this, and I am seriously worried. I don't even want to go through with it, but I want the answers.How do you do something so horrible to get answers that you so desperately need?I know he's already uncomfortable.. adding more stuff to his belly isn't going to help him... everyone keeps saying this is somehow my fault.. I feel like a bad mom.
Update: We received a referral letter in the mail requesting a test for Hirschsprung's Disease. The letter also said the appointment was for THURSDAY.. not WEDNESDAY.. so at this point my husband is now FURIOUS because he took off Wednesday on last minute notice so he could be with us. Unfortunately I didn't realize this until 10:45 @ night.Lovely. So I called to confirm.. and yes the appointment is for Thursday, not Wednesday. So now my DH is has taken off work unneccessarily, and stayed up later assuming he wasn't headed to work tomorrow morning, and he thinks he'll be sent home because they rushed him to finish everything today.. so there will be little for him to do, and he may have to take off Thursday as well due to this mistake.He's EXTREMELY pissed at ME now.Great. And to top it all off I gave my son a HUGE dose of miralax in preperation for "tomorrow" and now he's going to poop all night long. Great. Never a dull moment. And now I'm completely paranoid that my son has Hirschsprung's disease, and I can't sleep.
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