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Feb 03, 2009
Mom to Jasmine aka: Jazz 01/24/2007
Dx with silent reflux at 8 months
FPIES, DGE, MSPI. Recently diagnosed with EC (Eosin. colitis and now Primary immune deficiency disease.
Also mom to Nathan. born Jan.20th, 2009, MPI . so far dx with reflux and has an extremely sensitibe GI system. Also dx with primary immune deficiency disease.
Now I have poop problems with Nathan (Jazz's brother)
So Nate's been constipated for almost a week. His Ped advised nutremagen exclusively and if I needed to help him poop, to use lots of lube and the tip of my pinky finger, very gently. I am no longer breasfeeding, as he did not do well on the boob and wasn't gaining weight. With all of Jazzy prob. I don't have the NRG to pump all the time.

The thing is we started seeing blood a couple of days ago, Ped said she thinks it's a fissure.....So here we are today, he is miserable, and pooping only with great difficulty even though it's soft.

Does this sound like something more serious? I just can't remember when Jazz was this little, if she cried all night as well???? During the day he seems ok, just cries when he poops, but is eating well....I have a mush brain and need some feedback here...Thanks ladies

Feb 03, 2009
mom to 4 kids with probable
Mitochondrial Disease
Dealing with Fundo, J tube feedings,Severe Dysmotility,Aspiration,Asthma,
Connective Tissue Disorder,
Visceral Hyperalgesia, and more
Many meds
If he has been constipated, a fissure does sound likely, and they are painful, so he would def cry when he poops. It may take time to heal, even though it is soft now it still has to heal and the poop is irritating.There is a little instrument, I cant remember what it is called, where they can barely stick it in the rectum to see if they can see the fissure if there is question. If he starts bleeding again, or loose stool with mucous, even with soft stool, then I would go back to your ped.
Feb 04, 2009
Pictured: G'mom w/3 kids. I'm mom to 1 angel Melissa (dec'd 11/92 - hypoplastic left-heart syn.)
2 healthy daughters (knock wood) Cory (16), Kim (11) & Eric (4) diagnosed with e.e. (scoped 8/08), GERD & severe food/seasonal allergies, asthma. Cried non-stop first 17 mths. of life Found out he is allergic to cow's milk, soy, eggs, and peanuts. Takes Prevacid, Neocate One Plus & Flovent.
When my 9 1/2 yr. old was a baby she had blood in with her stool for a day or so. She also had constipation issues through age 7 or so. I later came to find out it was a problem with milk. I would def. listen to your ped. and do Nutramagen (at least the proteins are broken down). Hope he's better soon & Congrats!!! Ellen
Feb 04, 2009
This is our dd, Alessandra. Dx with GER 10/07. Ran the gamut with meds and now done with them (crossed fingers). Using magnesium, probiotics and prebiotic supplements. With the exception of teething and general sassy attitude, all is well now. They really CAN grow out of it!
My ped told us the same thing really about the fissure, and recommended a little vaseline to sooth it while it heals.
Feb 04, 2009
Kathryn, Pager Volunteer and mommy to Emily Mia 02/04/07. 3 years old with GERD. 30mg Prevacid and Pepcid AC. Mylanta needed for flares. Failed prilosec med switch. Tried and failed many med weans but GERD and pain are well controlled. Functional constipation. Reoccurring SBBO. Suspected IBD or autoimmune disease. Resolved issues: MSPI, CSID (acquired), Stage 2 kidney reflux, Chronic diarrhea.
Audrey Meadow 06/20/08. born 34/35 weeks. Still b/f and eats everything! ftt and chronic constipation.
i don't want to go against dr orders, but our GI told us for audrey to use a thermometer for rectal stimulation rather then finger b/c they are so little. (*neither finger or thermometer worked to produce a bowel movement for her though*) i think if it is a fissure it has a lesser chance of re opening b/c the thermometer is smaller then the pinkey. i agree with the vasaline to help it heal.

Okay, so how strange is it to have a baby with constipation after dealing with diarehea???? LOL i think nathat wants to be like audrey b/c emily takes after jazzy lol
Feb 04, 2009
Julie - I have three children. My youngest Katie is my refluxer. My first Ben was very colicy and is ADHD. My middle Jakob is pretty easy going. Katie had it bad as a baby no sleep for two years. She was on Nutramagin, Prevacid and Zantac. Thought we were through it but after age three it came back big time. After her scope she was put on Prevacid 45mg a day and mylanta as needed. Scope was in Sept. Showed damage in stomach and espophogus. It took about 7 months of medication and Reflux diet for her to start feeling better.
When Katie was an infant I used the suppositories. I just cut the adult ones in half. It worked really well and never caused any boo boos.
Feb 04, 2009
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Hope he is feeling better today. I am sorry you are dealing with these issues. We try not to insert anything into Meggy because of her rectal prolapse and hemroid, but sometimes it works to use a q-tip with olive oil and stimulate her on the outside.

When she is straining and straining and can't produce anything, we pour olive oil over her backside and some goes within.

I have never heard an american doctor recommend this. I don't know the safety of it, I just know that when she is stuck, it works sometimes and relieves her.

Feb 04, 2009
Jordyn 11/30/04 DX GERD at 1month old
I still can't determine what I think is worse loose poops with butt burn or constipation. After Jordyn's barium swallow at 2 mos she got so horribly constipated. I remember being out to dinner and watching her turn bright red trying to go. The pedi told us to use vaseline on a q tip which only produced "rabbit turds" then we tried suppositories which only produced themselves. Eventually we were told to give her an enema. That was a terrible expirence for us. Lucilly she can't remember but I don't want to do that again. We went thru a whole pack of diapers and DH had to go get more. Good luck. Hope you don't have to resort to that.
Feb 04, 2009
Mom to Jasmine aka: Jazz 01/24/2007
Dx with silent reflux at 8 months
FPIES, DGE, MSPI. Recently diagnosed with EC (Eosin. colitis and now Primary immune deficiency disease.
Also mom to Nathan. born Jan.20th, 2009, MPI . so far dx with reflux and has an extremely sensitibe GI system. Also dx with primary immune deficiency disease.
Thanks all. Funny that Kat mentioned a thermometer, because that's what I did instead of a finger....Something I'm used to doing as an RN! Anyways, we are on Nutramegen full time now and he LIKES it...imagin that!! He has started to poop a bit on his own, but still producing blood. Hopefully it is just a fissure.

Thanks for all suggestions ladies.

Check with your
doctor first!