Thinking that it was recurring UTI, I took her repeatedly to our pediatrician only to be told there was nothing wrong. I was frustrated and confused at her unwillingness to sit still, eat dinner, even attempt going to the bathroom for me, and all the accidents. It was emotional for me and her both. I didn't even hear about the ball that was inside and the bowel issues until an xray that was done in March. I felt HORRIBLE when I learned about this. Doctor said Miralax once a day. After two weeks of this she seemed better and I quit. It got worse, we got referred to an Encopresis Specialist. This lady is hard-core and wants me to give her mineral oil (2 tsp.), Miralax (2 tsp 2x a day), and ex Lax (was once a day now every other day - 1/2 chocolate piece). She seems to want me to do this for a long time (I first saw her in late May).
After struggling since January, my husband swears that my daughter looks scrawny and malnurished as a starving child. He says her head looks bigger than her body. I don't see that, but her self-confidence is so low that I don't think I can bear to put her in school in September when she could have accidents and embarrass herself at a crucial time in development. I took her to a naturopath who only prescribed some homeopathic pill for 2 days and told me to rub her belly with castor oil. Those didn't work.
I'm desperate to help my baby. What can I do? Has anyone been down this road? Where can I look?