Hello all! This is my first post so please bare with me.
My son who is 5 has had difficulties pooing for about a year . First it started as only going on a set day and he would hold it until that set day . Over the past 6 months we have been to the doctors because he wont actually pass stools . I think its about once a month but he has leakage constantly and has done for about 6 months.
At first I thought he was just being too lazy to go and too busy but as it went on (about a month in) i realised we have an actual issue and got medical advice . We tried lactalose for about a month with no results at all and have been back to the drs today. We have been told we are in for a long term issue because his leaking is quite severe. We have been given movicol and strict instructions on how much and when to take it and have been told to get to a point where he is completely empty then slowly lower it to where he has tooth paste consistency poop to give his bowel time to shrink back to normal size and the nerves and feelings to come back, and then its retraining him to poo.
We have also been told to access the school nurse for incontinence.
My question is; are there any tips on how to go about this emptying him completely? It was suggested to keep him off school because it's going to get messy for a few days . Would a child nappy be a good idea as were going through 6-10 pairs of pants a day at the moment . Does anyone have a similar story with a good ending ? Any help would be amazing because it seems no one I know is going through anything similar .
Thank you for reading