Following our initial few visits to the gp, and it being difficult to administer the amount of movicol required for disimpaction, as our toddlet drinks very little, the gp tentatively offered suppositories.
For us it was such a relief as after weeks of no stool being passed and months of the witholding getting progressively worse, our daughter passed two solid stools and then the backed up stools which had been treated with various medications, all started to pass.
Without the suppositories, we feel the overflow stool and length of time to wait for movicol etc to work would have caused further issues. This was after weeks of what felt like constant leaks and nappy changes and and feeling very lost as to what to do.
We are now trying to get the right maintenance regime with a combination of movicol and lactulose and a further benefit is knowing the suppository is an option if we are in a desperate situation again, given the difficulty administering movicol.
I'm interested to know if anyone has had a similar positive experience of using suppositories occasionally and the clinical reasons if any, as to why this is not a standard approach.
I get a little frustrated by the constant reference to movicol, which I understand is due to it's effectiveness, but given that it is so difficult for us, and many others I believe , to administer such large doses, I feel this was a good solution to get things moving without further delay.