My son is nearly four (still in nappies) and has struggled with constipation since he was 6-12 months old. I think his bowel is probably quite stretched as we were prescribed a maintenance dose of Lactulose / Movicol for a long time, though with hindsight he was clearly impacted.
Anyway, we're currently two weeks into a Movicol disimpaction and some parts of his poo occasionally seem quite dry (like a light brown smear, little lumps of plasticine or tiny crumbs). He tends to alternate - a completely liquid poo and then one with a few bits in it. They can be pretty be explosive (down his legs or up his back).
I'm assuming we're not done yet but I'd be interested to know how long disimpaction generally takes as I get the impression from other posts that it's usually faster than this. I have visions of years worth of dried out poo lining the walls of his bowel and gradually breaking off a tiny bit at a time... in which case we could be doing this for weeks! I want to be 100% sure he's clean though. He's never been x-rayed, though I'm considering asking for one if we're still in this position in a couple more weeks.
Thanks in advance to anyone happy to share their stories.