I was just wondering if anyone could give me any advice.
My 4 and a half year old son has been suffering with what the pedestrian said was severe constipation.
My son really struggled with communication when he was younger and only mastered weeing at the age of 3 and a half but we still really struggle with pooing. We eventually got a pedestrian appointment this May and he was prescribed Movicol. It was great at first as the quantity he was passing increased but it was just making it so wet and it started going through his clothes, it became impossible to get out his pants. Also we were still having the accidents numerous times a day. I've started giving him the Movicol again today as the quantity has seemed to of dipped.
It doesn't seem to matter how many times a day I tell him to tell me if he gets the urge or if he's had an accident to tell me but he just doesn't. He gets really upset if I make him sit on the toilet for long periods of time but even then he wont go. He has told me a few times recently that he doesn't know how to poo and that makes him upset and its hard for him to understand. Normally within a half an hour of putting his pants on (or even less than that) he's soiled them.
I feel like I'm at the end of my tether with him as nothing seems to be working and I feel like I'm failing as a mother as everyone is telling me he shouldn't be doing it but he still is and nothing is working. I feel that when I tell people about it they just judge me as a lazy mum or he's a stupid child because he doesn't understand. He starts school in a few days and I just feel so sorry for the teachers having to sort him out.
I'm sorry for such a long post, Any help or advice would be much appreciated!