My eldest has had problems since around when we started solid foods at 5 months. Or when we did the only vaccines he had at 6/7 months. His stools never really got "solid" the way my other kids have. Being a first time mom, I didn't really know what was normal, so I didn't pay much attention until they still weren't really solid around age 2. When we started potty training, he would stay sitting on the toilet for quite awhile. He now has at least once a day where he's in the bathroom 20-40 minutes. Some of those times are times he says he's not sure he's done, but some he's having cramping and shivering & diarrhea. He says he can tell when he's nearly done because the shivering stops. The latest of the latter incidents occurred in the middle of the night and he was stuck in the bathroom for at least half an hour.
Needless to say, I'm more than a bit worried about him. Because he was born by cesarean, I considered that maybe it was due to messed up guy flora and tried giving probiotics. This hasn't gone particularly well. He can't/won't swallow pills (a whole other issue, really) so the probiotics aren't getting where they will do the most good. He consistently ends up in the bathroom between 20 minutes-3 hours after taking them, feeling awful, and my husband has now told me to stop giving them, despite the fact he has these issues even when not taking them, because they`re making ds1 feel so awful.
So, I have no idea what to do next. Allergy testing or elimination diet or something else. Any ideas appreciated. I just want ds1 to be healthy and not have to deal with this.