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Old 08-18-2014, 04:44 PM   #11
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Re: I just need to vent-UPDATE at bottom

My oldest had this. She ultimately developed a super colon from holding in her poop and had daily wetting accidents until she was 9!!!!!! We tried everything: timer, punishing, not punishing, doctor visits, counseling, meetings with teachers, have her do her own laundry, etc, etc.

The cure was Miralax. It's OTC now, but sometimes it's cheaper to have the doc write an rx for the generic. In the beginning, she could have up to 3 tablespoons a day. It made the poop really runny, but it cleared her out. Then we did a maintenance dose between 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon per day to keep everything soft and moving. It took months of treatment to reverse the damage to her colon, but we began to see improvement to her bathroom behavior within a week. She didn't like to drink the Miralax, so I used to sprinkle it on her morning cereal. She never noticed.

Now she's 14 and it's all a distant memory, but that was an awful struggle while it was going on.



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