If you are squeamish or just don't love reading about poop, skip this one. ;) I keep up with a lot of KayTar's medical issues here because it makes for easy future reference, constipation included.
Back on July 7th (the date of which I only know because of the blog), KayTar had a middle of the night bout of abdominal pain. The next day we doubled her Miralax dose and there was a poop-a-palooza. At BubTar's basketball practice, she pooped her undies, a pull-up, and her pants. Then at home she pooped on the toilet...then the tub. Aye-yi-yi! It was all very loose, so we skipped Miralax the next day, and then went back to normal.
Then on the 17th, she passed a large, hard stool of impressive diameter. I think we were centimeters away from reentering the fecal midwifery zone. In the middle of the night, she started having very loose stools which continued into the next day. I gave a 1/2 dose of Miralax. On the 19th, she had no stool in spite of the regular Miralax dose. I put a call into the gastroenterologist that morning, because I had a sneaking suspicion we were dealing with a blockage (or several) that the looser stools were leaking around, but without x-ray vision, it is rather tough to parse it all out. I left a message explaining the situation and requesting a KUB, but nobody called me back until yesterday morning. I took her in for the KUB and we got the results this morning.
Her colon and rectum are full of stool, not to the point of impaction, but definitely in need of a good clean out. Rather than her typical dose of 1.5 tsp of Miralax QD, we are doing 3 tsp BID for a few days. Looks like we will be staying home, battening down the hatches and preparing for the Shit Storm of the Century. Unfortunately she has her tree nut challenge tomorrow, which means we'll have to take this show on the road. She has been struggling with encopresis for a while now, which is why she is back in pull-ups. Hopefully after the clean out, that will improve once we get her maintenance dose correct. I guess there is nothing to do now but wait and see how it goes....literally AND figuratively.