My 4yr old son has what seems like constipation. It came on 5mths who. He would go every 3 days and when he did they were very big for a boy his age and quite hard. We were prescribed movicol laxatives and were told to do a disimpaction which lasted 2 weeks. Following this he was a bit better, going every other day and good consistency whilst on 3 sachets of laxatives, however still bouts of overflow soiling inbetween. In the last 4 days though he has failed to do a normal poo and is now soiling himself several times a day , all of which are like porridge poos and some quite a lot!
Is this symptomatic of chronic constipation? Have other seem this happen? Should we up his dose to deal with the constipation of this porridge poo is overflow or should we reduce to laxatives to address to softer poos? Any advice or guidance would be so helpful.
We have yet to get much from the GP, ERIC helpline has been great, due to go private for advice next month but now at our wits end, it is breaking our hearts to see him hiding away to poo himself.