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Old 01-18-2013, 11:50 AM   #41
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I think I'd call the pediatrician at this point and ask if he thinks she might have a blockage.

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This. Although if it is a blockage it would be extremely painful so I would tend to think no for the blockage...

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This. Although if it is a blockage it would be extremely painful so I would tend to think no for the blockage...
We didn't know DS had a blockage til he was throwing up blood from asthma coughing, and we did an x-ray looking for other things, and happened to find it. Because he still pooped mostly liquid, some of the liquid was going around the blockage.
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Still no poop, 20 days. Ridiculous. I was kind of hoping that just making the pedi appt would be enough to make her poop, no such luck. They checked DD's stomach. It's not distended or bloated or hard. She didn't react as if in pain to any of the touching on her stomach. She is passing tons of gas, so if there is a blockage it isn't total. She is otherwise healthy, happy, and still growing right on her 50% curve (though I suspect there's a pound of poop in her belly). Her coloring is fine, muscle tone is fine, no fever. Just no poop.

At first they said it might be time to try a suppository, but after talking to the pediatric g-i team they decided it was better to attempt giving DD pureed prunes first, then if that doesn't work by tomorrow afternoon to try 1 tsp of dark karo syrup (not a fan of this choice). They recommended Miralax and I said I'd prefer not to use this. If by our Monday appt she still hasn't gone, then they will try a suppository and have us see a g-i specialist to do intestinal scans for blockages or irregularities and samples to test DD's bacteria levels and to test for allergies.

The recommended chiropractor is on vacation for the long weekend. But I still made an appointment to have DD adjusted first thing Tuesday.

I tried prunes at dinner time and it was rough going. DD still has a very strong tongue thrust and is not ready for solids. I thinned it with bm and that helped a bit.

I've eaten olive oil and coconut oil. I'm a little worried about giving it to DD straight like some suggested just because if her system is out of whack then I don't want to damage her little belly.

So, at this point, since her pedi wasn't panicked yet, I'm just going to wait it out and keep a very close eye on her. I think I'm going to also ask for a g-i referral anyway. Now I'm just going to expect the mother of all poops. We've never had a blowout yet with cloth diapers, so we'll see how this goes!
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Miralax is magic. It is non-stimulant. It works differently than many others, which is why they use it in very young children. It just brings water to the colon so the body can do what it is supposed to do naturally. I would do that before Karo syrup any day. Mayo Clinic is extremely against it. It also carries a risk of botulism, just like you don't give honey to babies.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/kar...pation/AN01826


Miralax got rid of DS's blockage, which helped us avoid surgery. It doesn't take much, and it doesn't stay in the system long.
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Re: Day 18 of no poop and starting to get antsy

oh hugs...we talk poop in our family a LOT...Dh has several cousins that were diagnosed with Hirschsprungs syndrome. One was a newborn when they discovered and the other was a little older...the older one had the constipation symptoms...both had to have several surgeries....anyway...we are poop experts around here lol...I guess it is good that your ped is not concerned but I think your mommy instinct is right to think 20 days is way too long. Hopefully now that you have 2 appointments lined up you will get a big pile o poop
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If they are concerned about gut bacteria, you should start infant probiotics. You can find them at the health food store. Just mix it with breast milk and syringe it into her mouth everyday.
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Still no poop, 20 days. Ridiculous. I was kind of hoping that just making the pedi appt would be enough to make her poop, no such luck. They checked DD's stomach. It's not distended or bloated or hard. She didn't react as if in pain to any of the touching on her stomach. She is passing tons of gas, so if there is a blockage it isn't total. She is otherwise healthy, happy, and still growing right on her 50% curve (though I suspect there's a pound of poop in her belly). Her coloring is fine, muscle tone is fine, no fever. Just no poop.
My son's longest stretch was 16 days around that age. It seemed like forever, but just like your ped, ours wasn't concerned. We did the vaseline covered q-tip up the butt, which did nothing. I still think her poop will come. Not all babies need to poop every week. But yeah, three weeks is a long time! I think our doctor also suggested the corn syrup - we just waited it out - but that is probably worth a try at this point. Would be better than needless GI exploration.
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I would put half a pea size of vegetable glycerin on a q-tip instead of the vaseline. Follow that up with some rolling of her legs while bent in big circles so that she gets a little tummy compression. She will empty right out.

Then I would look into seeing someone to get some answers on why it's happening.
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