Hello. I read the thread about the 7-year old nephew who was pooping on the floor in the bathroom. My situation is slightly different... my son is 8 1/2. He is loved by two parents and is provided for (love, food, shelter, toys, etc). We did move across the country about 8 months ago. He tells me all the time he loves our new place and never wants to move back. He seems very genuine about it, but I'm sure the move was difficult. His dad spent 6 of the 8 months back where we came from because of work. My little man and his dad are best buddies, and this separation was visibly difficult for him.
About 3 months ago, I noticed feces in my son's room and on the bathroom walls. I thought it was one of our cats in the bedroom, but unsure about the walls. After a little while, I got rid of the cat (gave her to a good friend-she's quite happy in her new home), but I still continued to find feces on his floor. We started to think it was human poop but found it so hard to believe. I asked all my children, even though it seemed absurd. We started taking major steps to stop it from occurring (locking the door, buying a nanny cam) as we thought it was one of the older children in the home who has had some behavioral issues only to find out it was the our 8 year old. He was pooping on the floor and hiding it in the room (behind toy boxes, under the dresser, etc).
I'm shocked, angry, embarrassed, and disappointed. I don't want to try to find an excuse for why he would do it (like he's being bullied, abused, etc) because I do not think any of those things are happening. I love him more than the air I breath everyday. I'd do anything for him and I do. He's a very good boy and sweet... I'm so confused. I plan to take him to our family doctor ASAP as I'm gravely concerned for him. His dad is home now so I would have thought if it were caused by him being gone, the pooping would have stopped since he's back.
The only peculiar thing is my son looks nervous now that it's out in the open. Not nervous because we know but like he wanted to say something but wouldn't. He just stared at us virtually unemotional like he wanted to say something but wouldn't/couldn't. I am still curious if the older child I referred to earlier has done something to harm the 8-year old or if he's just simply acting out. It's very uncharacteristic and I'm worried for him. Anyone have any advice or thoughts?
Thanks so much.