Anyone with Celiac or IBS understands how poo can rule your life. Either the over abundance or lack of movement of poo… it’s a never ending drama.
One of my children has had poo issues her entire life. Screaming and crying to get things moving…
We had been doing pretty well in that region since she started on a GFCF diet… until a couple weeks ago.
Now we are back to needing Mama to hold her hands while she cries (we are talking REAL tears here people) and tries to go to the bathroom.
After a couple weeks of this, her belly was distended and we couldn’t button her jeans. Sitting up hurt because of the pressure in her belly… so Mama had to administer an enema… the first in my life.
Let me just say, I cannot believe how much S@#t came out of that child.
We still haven’t figured out why… and the not pooing is an ongoing issue. We are watching her diet super careful and not allowing any eating out (we did occasionally let her have a burger sans bun, etc…). Now that she knows the enema makes it come out and hurts less (she holds it in, it gets harder, she has “sharp” poo, holds it in more, etc…) now she wants me to give her “that medicine” every time she needs to go. I’ve explained that we can’t use an enema all the time.
So, I’m up to my ears in crap. Literally.