Hi Everyone, this is my first post here 😀. Sorry it’s a long one but we’re a week into a very stressful time and looking for advice/other people’s experiences. 2 very upset/stressed parents and an uncomfortable little girl. Our very nearly 4 year old and is having some serious problems going to poop. Due to her anxiety/fear in the past we have allowed her to ask for a pull up which she does her business in and asks to be cleaned (I know this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but this was under advice from a GP, parents in distress here so please no judging).
After months and months of trying to get her to do her poops in the toilet (she confident emptying bladder on it) I spoke to my GP on Monday after my daughter had a short spell of constipation. He prescribed Movicol which she’s been taking since Monday. She did have a poop on Monday (in a pull up) GP’s advised to allow this for her to pass the backed up stuff. We had a chat and mentioned starting to do poops in the big girl toilet like her brother. Since then we’ve had no poop despite being on Movicol for 5 days, she’s juggling around, holding it and doesn’t appear to be giving in anytime soon. She’s now started soiling her pants with wet paste like poop (excuse the level of detail, but guessing you’re used to it).
We’re at out wits end and it is so distressing to witness. Have any of you had similar experiences who can offer some advice?
Thank you - from one stressed out Mummy xxx