Think I may have posted a long while ago but can't find my original post.
I'm a single parent to a 10 year old boy with long standing chronic constipation. By long standing I mean since he was 4.
We're under a paediatrician, paediatric gastroenterologist and have seen a psychologist for years. We've had a break from the psychologist but I think we will be restarting.
Currently he's on 6 movicol a day and 10ml dulcolax. Every so often I'll do a disimpaction with picolax.
He is soiling on a daily basis, often 3-4+ times a day and cleaning his underwear is exhausting!
The trouble is, he just doesn't seem bothered by it. Tried incentives, rewards & charts, I've ended up in tears many a time. Unless he's policed, he'll often go into the toilet and not actually sit on it and I end up at my wits end over it.
He has regular contact with his Dad who doesnt always maintain his medication. The paediatrician has offered him Peristeen which he has tried but doesnt like using it. She's told him that's his best bet at having a 'normal' life but he doesnt want to do it.
I'm concerned that he will be going to high school September 2018 and don't know how we'll manage and how it will affect him. Above all else, I'm tearing my hair out and very weary from it all. Sorry to ramble on and thanks for reading if you got this far!