Monday, November 17, 2008

Exploring our Options....

Okay. Please. Is there someone out there licensed to administer an enema to a kicking-and-screaming, truly uncomfortable little girl? It is now 28 hours later and S.Rube is still trying desperately to poo and not to poo all at the same time.

Edited to Add at 3:40 pm: Okay, she managed to get something out and is clearly feeling a bit better, but insists there is still more there.

I think the key is, as my friend Sue reminded me, that we increased her fibre intake without really increasing her water intake. So, she has been building bulk that isn't really helping the situation. Rather, it has made it worse.

4 comments:

Magnolia said...

Honey Rube...at this point...I think I would be off to the doctor...or hospital to get her some relief.....and you.
The thing about upping your fibre intake...and I'm sure you know this already...is that she has to really up her liquid intake too...or it actually makes things worse......heartbreak....poor girl.
Honestly...I'd be going for some professional intervention now. I hope S.Rube gets better...SOON!!
Good luck baby girl...

Anonymous said...

How about some of the drops from the Wild Rose Herbal Detox.
It is all natural so I can't imagine it would hurt her
Put it in a tablespoon of water and tell her it's medicine.
Good luck

Anonymous said...

What about the flush you can get over the counter? I had to use one when I had a colonoscopy done this spring. It takes 15 minutes til you are flushed out. you administer it yourself. U could talk to a pharmacist about maybe using that...

~Yoli

Slacker mom said...

I feel so sorry for her... I was constipated in my first trimester when pregnant with Avery - it was H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E !!! Have you consulted a pediatrician? Don't you know someone who had issues and had to have their bottom end surgically altered ahm ahm...???

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