hello, I have a 5 year old little girl who has EXTREME constipation issues. Despite having a correct diet and everything else I can think of. She has had it all her life. Even with just breat milk. Her pedi put her on a laxative before she was a year old. We now use Miralax PRN.
It had gotten better for about a year. Then we had a lot of big changed in our life. My husband left us and we moved in with my mom. (i am disabled and unable to work) But, even with that she was still doing ok. Now within the past 2 months or so it has become unbearable for her. The poor thing tonight tried and tried and just whimpered about her poor butt hurting
. The past two times she went, I honestly don't know how she got it out. Before she was potty trained, i always wondered how she got it out and into her diaper. It is so big. I just don't understand. I am at my wits end
. I hate giving her the laxative, but I am terrified of an impaction for megacolon ( i don't know at what at this can occur) She comes by it honest. I and my family have bowel issues and so does her fathers side of the family.
Does anyone have any suggestions? When it gets bad like right now, suppositories and enamas don't work. Her pedi says not to worry to keep up with the diet and keep giving her the miralax. My theory is doctors aren't always right and sometimes something needs to be done.
Thanks for your help. I look forward to hearing your suggestions.