It’s 6:30PM and I’m standing in my upstairs bathroom holding my sons hands as he bellows, “Ouchyyyyyy”. Then, out it comes…four horse sized sh*ts right onto our bathroom floor. And this is a good thing!
As I mentioned in my last post, pooping is an issue for my 2 and a half year old. He has totally nailed the peeing and is actually 100% out of diapers, sleeping through the night and waking up dry. Woohoo! But, this pooping thing got to a breaking point last week. To catch you up, Don hated pooping on the toilet which led him to holding it and eventual constipation.
I tried having special poop toys to get him to sit on the potty. We started with coloring which ended up being more coloring than pooping. Don continued to hold his poop and his constipation got real bad. He would pace around, yelling “Ouchyyyyyy”, complaining that his butt hurt. I tried giving him raisins and pears, but then this past week I got a call from his day care that Don had been rolling around on the floor moaning and wouldn’t stop crying because of the pain in his butt (no pun intended). Off to the daycare I ran. That evening Don gave birth to an adult-fist-sized poop.
That was it, the next day I called the pediatrician to consult the advice nurse. I was advised to buy miralax. The nurse told me that I should give Don a little bit of miralax (a cap full) once a day mixed in juice until his pooping got back on a normal pattern. She said that I should halt the potty training as it pertains to the pooping until Don stops associating pooping on the potty with the excruciating pain.
Fine by me. Anything to stop him from experiencing horrible pain. And so began poops in the underwear, a poop in the upstairs hallway and tonight…poop on the bathroom floor! So you see why I was excited that he at least made it to the right room.
Luckily he’s getting back to a daily poop routine and they’re a lot less hard (wow…way too much detail). I think that Don is the type of guy who will want to use the potty sooner than later so I’m hoping this going on the floor thing doesn’t last too long.
A question for the readers out there…I’m totally ok with calling a butt a butt but am getting the feeling that “bottom”is the more socially acceptable term. What’s the deal with that? Am I being offensive by having Don refer to his butt as a butt?