Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Stopped Up Bowels

DD2 has been sick since Sat evening with a runny nose (which is now subsiding) and to top it off she has not had a BM since Thursday. She was so fussy Saturday and Sunday nights, waking up almost every hour. I was exhausted come Monday, so when she was not even consolable by breastfeeding I called the pediatrician. We went in and she told us that DD2 was constipated but it was not that bad, so to give her a 1/4 a cap of a powdered laxative in 8 ounces of water or juice a day for 2-3 days. When she starts having soft / liquidy stools to stop giving it to her.

As of today, no BM. We are still waiting for her intenstines to empty out. I am worried about her poor litle body and the discomfort she is in.

Other recommendations the Doctor gave us were:

eat veggies and fruit
increase liquids
increase fibers
let DD2 sit on the toilet for at least 5 mins after each large meal of the day

(all of which we already do)

If nothing happens by tomorrow, it is back to the doctor's office.

Please wish us poo!

***Follow Up***
DD2 has been going quite regular now. She did not go for almost 5 days! Poor baby :(

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