My son had not “pooped”in almost 3 weeks (well one worth while anyway) and it was getting bad. I took him to the doctor a couple of times and they finally said “give him an enema.” I was not looking forward to this but I had to do it, plus the poor little guy could not even sit in his highchair anymore so something had to be done. I tried extra fruit, juice, and even prunes and nothing would help. We were worried that there was a blockage but thankfully there wasn’t, he just needed some help.
So I awaited my husband to come home because after I bought the enema there was not way I was going to give and 18 month old an enema by myself.
Let me tell you how horrible it was. I felt so bad. I laid him on his stomach over my legs in the bath while my husband inserted the enema. He screamed, and I don’t blame him. Then we had to literally hold it in for him, which was not fun. We then sat him on the little potty first and he would NOT let it go. He is used to a diaper so then we just sat him in the bath. It took awhile but he finally did and screamed the entire time. Oh it broke my heart!
The poor little guy finally did poop and he was happier in the long run and has pooped the last 3 days, “good!” He is sleeping through the night now (he was not when he was not pooping). I know we needed to do it, but it was so hard. But now we have a happy baby again!
Have a great day!