Hello, im nee here.
My 2 year old has constipation. She usually went no problems around twice a day then last Thursday (7th) was the last time she went normally. She passed 2 very small poops with difficulty on the Sunday and 1 on Monday no bigger than 10p piece each. Went gp on tues got prescribed cosmocol but my daughter wouldnt take it, i tried it in 25 different fluids, foods and cups, so gp gave us lactulose which she will take. Wednesday night she took 1 hour to pass a poo as hard as a stone and as big as a bouncy ball with a lot of tears and stress. She was in the bath I had to get in there with her fully clothed to help her through. We called 111 as we really didn't think she would be able to pass it.
Spoke to gp next day and was given movicol as well as the lactulose. One satchet went undetected so far so good apart from she will get the need and push and scream but then hold it in.
I'm at a loss as to what to do. I can feel how backed up she is in her tummy and can't seem to find any help gp said to manage her medication myself, medically nothing will happen unless she stops eating, drinking or pooing.
Surely the fact she hasn't pooed in over a week is a really bad situation that needs medical intervention since medicine isn't working? We are also having 2 warm baths a day to try and move things and I'm massaging her tummy and doing bike movements when she's asleep as she won't let me when awake. Her diet is good and very varied and im bugging her all the time to drink and she continues to breastfeed. I am drinking orange juice to try and help her go as well. She isn't potty trained and we haven't tried yet as she doesn't seem ready so she is still in nappies although they are mainly off in the house.
We have upped to 2 satchets today and then I can move to 4 from Monday but that's the maximum gp has prescribed but by that point it will be 10 days of she hasn't gone before.
She is pushing and screaming yesterday but then held it in. I keep explaining This is making things harder but in the end she's 2 so she just knows others and doesn't want to pass anything.