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Update - My Poor Little Man!

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Took my little three year old Nateboy to the pediatric gastro's today. The doctor stated that his little colon is bigger than the average adults!! He has chronic severe constipation. The doctor stated that diet and myralax won't help him problem without a complete cleansing. He also lost three pounds in this last month, but we just moved and he has been pretty hyper lately. It is such a severe problem that he has encopresis.

The only cause that we can see is that he used to become so hyperfocused on activities, he would hold his poo so long that it would become impacted. Stress could have caused some of it because we moved from Oh to AZ 8 months ago. It became pretty bad at that time:( We are pretty good at diet but he was such a dairy kid early in life that that could have caused his initial constipation. He wouldn't eat hardly anything else. Who knows. The doctor is also testing him for metabolic disorders along with other things. Perhaps there are additional issues???

So, we have to clean him out and that will take three days. We also have to give him a stimulant (ex lax) to help him regain the sensation of what it feels like to need to poo. Once he is completely cleansed, hopefully diet will work better.

This poor little guy needs a break. He had at least three enemas by the time he was a year old. I hope that this problem resolves and he can enjoy life without having to stop what he is doing and having his little cramping episodes. It just breaks my heart. I am so glad we went to the specialist. We had been going to a regular pediatrician for the past year and they just kept telling us to do the same things. Meanwhile, his colon was getting worse.
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replied May 2nd, 2007
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poor little guy! i hope it all works out soon. that must be so hard to go through when you're little and in pain.
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replied May 2nd, 2007
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Oh poor Nate! I know how it hurts to not go for me, I couldn't imagine what it must be like for him. Sad
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replied May 2nd, 2007
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aww your poor sweetie Sad i hope he feels better soon. i know it breaks my heart to have to deal with all of traces heartburn issues and food intolerances. kids are so innocent-they shouldnt have to suffer Sad
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replied May 2nd, 2007
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Crying or Very sad Poor .nate!!!!

At least they've put a name to his problem! And now you can work on fixing it!!!

I just wannt poop *for* him!!!!

Sarah
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replied May 2nd, 2007
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I hope .Nate feels better it sucks when kids get sick ..yea wish you could change places with them....what kind of diet is he going too be on?
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replied May 3rd, 2007
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well i'm glad there is something else for you to try and your working on it
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replied May 3rd, 2007
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poor baby! i hope the diet works for him and he can poo regularly!
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replied May 8th, 2007
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aww that sucks, poor little boy, ive dealt with the whole encopresis thing so if u ever need someone to talk to you can PM me. It is hard to deal with that but better to get help at a young age and really good you are seeing specialists. Once he is cleaned out you just gotta be right behind him 100% to make sure he has regular bowel movements or the problem goes back to step 1 again and you gotta go through the whole process all over again. It sucks, its hard to deal with that alone also because you dont want them dependent on laxatives , etc. Encopresis is more well known now than when i was little, the drs thought it was all psychological, dumb people, but im happy for you that you are taking the right steps to make him all better. keep me updated on it Smile
Diane
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replied May 8th, 2007
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There is a site or forum i cant remember what it was of alot of parents with children with encopresis, its more common in boys then girls for some reason. But they all share there stories, what theyve been doing to help etc. ifi come across that website again ill PM ya with it. its just dedicated to encopresis.
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