To poop or not to poop? That is the question. That's right folks...you getting a pooping post. Aren't you excited?
That's been the summary of my week so far. Cameron is having issues going to poop. Sunday we had to call the pediatrician's office because it had been about 30 hours since she had last pooped and no one got any sleep in our house on Saturday night because of how miserable the poor child was. The nurse on call told us to give her a glycerin suppository. So, off to the store Adam went and we gave her a suppository and it worked instantly! She felt so much better and we had a really good night on Sunday night.
Monday, she was on the verge of another 24 hours, had horrible gas, and kept trying to push, but nothing was coming out. Made us start wondering if we need to switch formula. Adam called the pedi's office again. Told them about Sunday, and when he mentioned the suppository, the response he received was "We don't condone that". Excuse me? Then we do you have someone telling people to do it?! Neither of us are very happy right now. And then they proceeded to tell him that they aren't concerned about a baby not pooping until it's been 3-5 days. THREE to FIVE DAYS? Are you kidding me? I'm miserable by day 2 if I haven't pooped, what about my baby who can't tell me that she is miserable, and all she does is cry because it hurts so bad?! So, basically, everyone has to be miserable before they will do anything about it? NOT happy.
Cameron finally pooped again at midnight after 33 hours of nothing. She SCREAMED from 9:30 to midnight, and then finally did her duty and was a happy baby again! Slept like a freaking rock star.
We decided to take a field trip yesterday and went to see Dr. Reshef (my RE) and his nurse, stopped by one of the branches for the bank I work for, and then proceeded to go to Adam's work. When we got to the hospital to see Dr. Reshef and Beverly, we knew it was diaper time and feeding time. So we went in, and when we picked her up out of the car seat/stroller combo, we heard the world's largest fart ever. Even someone who was sitting a good ways away from us heard it and he started laughing.
I took her into the women's room and OMG...it was not just gas...it was the most explosive bout of diarrhea...Poor girl! Then she was STILL going! So I was trying not to make a HUGE mess, but in the process of her straining, she started with the most forceful peeing attack I have seen and made a mess with her pee! So, here I am, handling this ALL on my own, trying to block the still going poop, clean up the projectile pee before it gets all over her clothes, and not make a huge mess. It was pretty comedic.
Today, after 24 hours, she finally had another BM and seems to feel a little bit better, but last night was another rough night. About halfway through the night, it go better, but she still was noticeably miserable. The gas is still outrageous and we have to figure out how to help that (Little Tummys is not working for her and she is still too young for Gripe Water)...but, hopefully tonight will be a little bit better.
What have you tried to help your LO go poop or handle the gas?
Next post will have pictures. I have to download them off of my phone and camera before I can post!