Thursday, August 30, 2007

Things that [don't] go poop in the night..

Hello? Heelllooo? Anyone still around? I hope so 'cause you're all my buddy, my pal, my mate ya'know?

Anyway onto matters of a pressing nature. My boys are having a pooping strike. Now it is no secret that I am no fan of the whole poop thing and if I am honest I would prefer a world that was poop-free (or more specifically poop-smell-free) BUT I realise that this is wishful thinking and so I find myself worrying a great deal about the lack of poop in my life right now. My poor babes have only just returned to good humour only to be interrupted (twice daily) by what can only be described as 'adult sized beer poops'. Now in an adult that is scary enough, in a small child it causes all manner of blood (yip!) sweat and tears.

So I'm putting this out there, I need some advice because I've been to the doctor with them (getting them to even see them was a story all of its own) and I still don't feel like there will be much relief in the near future (I believe the stuff we've been told to give them twice a day is Lactulose and so far it hasn't had any effect). As for other things we've tried;

* Prunes
* Canned peaches (in syrup)
* Apples
* More prunes
* Cutting back on some of the milk
* Increasing the water
* Massage
* Warm baths (seem to help given that Nate has pooped twice in the bath which he had never done before now but still the problem remains)
* Hugging and
* Stressing out

They eat plenty of fruit, veggies and wholegrain pasta/breads, consuming between 16 and 20 ounces of full cream milk and at least 8 ounces of water/diluted juice. Admittedly they are allowed a biscuit every day but we limit their sugar intact and they almost never have sweets or chocolate. So come on internet, gimme a game plan so that I can help my little monsters get back to terrorising the neighborhood.


(b.t.w I know that this is all written in a joking manner but I really am at a loss and there are few things as heartbreaking as watching a small child desperately hold things in because they expect it to be painful so any advice is welcome.)


Carrie said...

Blueberries or blueberry juice?

I think apples are supposed to be binding so I would avoid them.

My mom swears by a little corn syrup in the bottle. I haven't tried it.

PI said...

You seem to be doing all the right things. Are they getting lots of exercise and fresh air. You probably do it anyway but if you put them down on the ground in a safe environment with toys scattered around to interest them they should get lots of exercise and that has to be a good thing.

lesleysmeshly said...

I swear by apricots. I pureed dried apricots (they are very sticky) and anytime one of mine doesn't go for a day I give them the pureed like a charm every time. Works better than prunes for us. Good luck. I'm sorry for the little guys. =(

Kelly W. said...

What about baby suppositories? I've used them before on my little guys. They help things be less painful. I've also heard a little mineral oil. I'd ask your doctor how much. Not great advice, sorry!

kewd said...

Oh dear, that is awful. I don't have any words of wisdom, but I hope they get relief soon!