I don't know if she's any better or not. She goes to the toilet every day, sometimes 2-3 times, all types 5-7. Yet when we went back to the paed a few weeks ago, he says she's still blocked up, by having a feel of her abdomen.
This paed is a dipsh!t, so we are changing. Unrelated, but we went and did his requested asthma testing, so that he could prove to me that she's making up her asthma symptoms. And surprise surprise, she has moderate-severe asthma. So that was the last straw.
We are seeing one that has been recommended (he specialises in asthma, so I hope he can figure out the gut stuff as well), but he's in the same practice, so I hope they don't get together to discuss DD, I want some fresh ideas.
Anyway when I go I am going to ask for an xray, so that we can be sure how her constipation is going.
If she's still blocked up, I wonder if he will suggest similar to what your DD needs to do.
I'm going to ask him about food intolerances as well. But other than that everything seems to be physically fine. She had an abdo ultrasound the other week. I don't yet have the report, but the doctor who did the u/s said all her organs are healthy. She did have a lot of air spaces in there though. But he couldn't really tell me what that meant, as he couldn't pick up on u/s if she was constipated.
I also asked my DS1's psych yesterday about her symptoms, she said all of it could be caused by anxiety. I hope not. So that's another thing I could look into if we have no joy at the paed.
*sigh* sorry for the massive vent!
So what have you and your DD decided? Is she going to wait til the holidays? Even 4 a day sounds a lot! How much is she on at the moment? I feel so bad for these kids, having to give them so much laxatives. It must be a horrible feeling, to wonder if you're going to make it to the toilet on time.
What are your plans re. preventing this happen in the future? Are you looking into food intolerances for your DD2 or was that your DD1?
Or do you think it's just gotten out of control from early years and maybe once it's cleared she'll be ok?