It’s my first time posting and I’m looking for advice and support!
My 6 year old daughter has struggled with bowel issue since she was about 2. Never being very regular and struggling to pass.
She has a very balanced diet, though probably doesn’t drink enough - despite encouragement.
She started going only once a week - sometimes once every 10 days. This was her ‘normal’ - we didn’t have soiling and despite t being a huge movement she never said it hurt. We tried lactulose, it did nothing. We tried movicol before. Nothing.
2.5 months ago she went 10 days without going and I knew things weren’t right.
She started complaining of stomach pains and feeling nauseated. We saw an out of hours GP who prescribed Movicol, 4 sachets a day. It was 2.5 days before we started to see movement. Then she was pretty much incontinent for a week. We were told when she was clear, to reduce the dosage to once a day, then further still if needed, to find the balance.
Well we have struggled to find the balance! Last week she was sick and complaining of tummy ache ao back to the disc we go. They prescribe PicoLax as well as the movicol.
Now I have a child who can’t stop spoiling again.
My concerns are three fold:
- she’s 6, she’s missing school and it’s so horrible for her to cope with.
- her inability to feel if she needs to go or has been.
- when all this will end!!?
I’m at my wits end - it’s socially isolating for us as she can’t wear pull ups to school or put woth friends but she can’t wear spiked pants either!
I just don’t know what to do!? They have finally referred us the hospital but I don’t know how long we will wait for an appointment!
A very sad Mumma 😔