anything i can use topically?
poor ds has been constipated for some time now, and even though i know it bothers him to poo, it hadn't seemed like he was actually holding it in. until now. he made the scared "i have to poo" look, climbed into my lap, and i could feel him muscles contracting, but nothing came out. so he either has a blockage, or he's holding it in. i feel terrible! he's at the point where he doesn't want to eat any more, and i know his butt is sore from ucky poos, so i am hesitant to try a suppository (my dh is working crazy hours, and i'm not sure that i could get it in there on my own anyway). so is there any thing i can try topically that could help him go?
so far, i have put coconut oil on my nipples so that he gets (a miniscule) amount of that when he nurses. he had a salt bath this morning (maybe he could have soaked longer?). he won't take any food or juice that i offer...he will take a few sips of water here and there, but not if i try to add probiotics or anything else to it. he is starting to get suspicious of everything!
i'm pretty sure that he has a yeast problem, so we have been avoiding sugars, including fruit. i have some prunes in the cabinet...should this be an exception to give them to him?
ugh! this stinks. i have no idea what to do :(