Thursday, August 23, 2007

His Pooper's Always Stopped Up

Did that get your attention? Thought it might.

The Conqueror has been fighting constipation since we began solid foods. We have tried adding juice to his diet but can't do it in the volume that he needs (apparently) to, uh, get things moving.

So, I called the Lactation Consultants at the hospital hoping they would have some fabulous insight. Unfortunately, I got the one I don't really care for and she quickly jumped to TC having an anatomical problem that would need surgery. Oh, come on! Just 'cause he can't poop? And she's not even a doc and has never seen him. She also insinuated that he needed to start crawling to lose some weight when I told her he weighed, I guesstimate, about 21#. Nice! So, that was about 10 minutes of my life I won't ever get back.

RxMan laments "why can't our kids poop?" That is kinda true because Her Highness (who had a GREAT day at second grade, thanks for asking) had a good deal of trouble down below as an infant and then a one year old transitioning from formula to cow's milk (ugly, oh, so ugly). Then, as a toddler, she took a stool softener. So, yeah, we've been here before. HH's problems seem to be related to a resolved milk allergy and a poor toddler diet (she was finicky). She's as regular as her daddy now (TMI???)! TC isn't having any dairy so I don't think that is the issue.

So, I resorted to something that many of you will gasp at. Those of you who personally know me will be shocked that I would do something so old school. The youngest of you will not even know what I am talking about. But, before I tell you my secret weapon against constipation, let me assure you it was truly a last resort. We have added "real" veggies, more juice and less food. He is not dehydrated. And, our ped (a wonderful, wonderful doc) says this is okay on occasion. We are using Karo syrup.

My mom and her four siblings took it every day in with their Pet milk and water combo. Check with your folks, they probably did, too. Rest assured, this is not our long term solution because we assume as TC gets more mobile and eats more people food, things will soften up on their own, as it were. But in the meantime, we went old school. Does that make me cool and rebellious?

Yeah, didn't think so.



Lina said...

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Allie said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Toni, I am NOT laughing at your current situation. Remember, my mom made me give N mineral oil! But, I am totally cracking up at this other comment! HAHAHAHA You do say many beautiful things, but this is truly hilarious. Anyway, thanks for the shout out on my bday!!!!! Love ya!

Lina said...

Grazie di avermi contracambiato la visita . seguirò a visitare il tuo blog . Per vedere come cresce bene il tuo Pupo
Con affetto Lina