Like a lot of messages on here, my son is 4 years old and starting school in September. I am getting beyond desperate for help as spend most days in tears, and most days too anxious to leave the house as we know an accident will happen.
Brief back story, about a year ago, after finally deciding it was not a behaviourly thing with the constant pooing in pants, I contacted ERIC who were amazing. For a few months I thought we had hit the gold. After a disimpaction, we went on to 2 sachets of movicol a day. After a while, my son reverted back to soiling his pants. I tried to reduce the dose of movicol but any less than 2 sachets a day resulted in constipation again.
I should say, that whilst on the movicol his poo was very loose and he was definitely no longer constipated.
We continued with this for around 6-7 months when I concluded that actually the majority of his accidents were caused by the fact his stool was so loose, and therefore had no control over it, or if he did, would often not make it to the toilet in time.
Finally a GP took me seriously and refered me to a Peadatrician, who very quickly and confidentantly swapped me from the movicol to the sodium Picosulfate. He was absolutely certain this would work as 'in his 20 years, if you are over sensistive to movicol, then sodium picolsulfate will definitely work'. Well, to say that heightened the problem was an understatement. My poor little lad was then passing what can only be described as water 6 or 7 times every day and that was with only 1ml of the S.P.
I stopped this after 5 days, certain this was not right for us. Another trip to the Peadatrician and now on Senokot. We are currently on day 5.
I know I havent given it much time yet, but if anyone has any experience of senokot, please please let me know. He is currently having 2.5ml as he goes to bed (around 7pm)
I have to say, on the positive side, it does seem to have returned his actual stool back to 'normal' i.e it is no longer too loOse, and he is passing daily, so in the main seems much better.....
However....... My son is still soiling his pants every time, insisting he just couldnt feel it coming, i.e he has no urge to go, and doesnt even need to 'push' it out. He is also soiling 2- 3 times per day.
Does anyone have any idea why he now soiling multiple times per day, and what we can do to try and now get these poo's on the toilet?
Any feeback much apprecaited. Thank you very much.
p.s sorry for all the typos.