My 3 year old son has been suffering with constipation since last August and we have done 2 disimpaction treatments (last one in January) which appears to have worked. We are now doing a maintenance dose of Movicol but I have not yet been able to get the right balance so that he just does 1-2 bowel movements a day. He just seems to poo all day, no matter what dosage I give him. I know it is not the same type of impaction soiling though. The poo is soft and it is like he doesn't even realise he is doing it. He is either doing too much poo or within a day of lowering the amount even by just a teaspoon he suddenly starts to get blocked up slightly and I have to increase the dose again, but then resulting in too much poo.
I have 2 older children and it just seems to be having an effect on all of us as I don't feel able to go on days out etc as I just have to be changing his nappy all the time and he is at an age where he hates to go on a changing table when we are out.
I have been delaying potty training him as I just don't know how I can put pants on him when he poos all day but I have just started today to work on it with him by using toilet training pants, although I know this will probably make the process longer!
I have read before that using Senokot can help alongside the Movicol but I am confused as on all the websites it says you should not use it for more than a week?
If anyone has ever been in this situation or has any advise about the maintenance dosage I will be so grateful!