Looking for bowel routine input
Hello! I’ve been on baby center quite a bit lately with bowel questions. I thought I’d pop in over here for some more specific advice. A little history on Korie. She has been on Fruit Eze for a while now, it is keeping her at a good consistency (if Im consistent about giving it to her). We have always used an occasional glycerin supp. to get her going. Seems like prior to the last month or two once she started going she would continue to push and evacuate her bowels pretty well. Over the course of the last month or so we are having to use glycerin daily, and often several daily with a lot of belly massage. I started her on Senna, per the recommendation of a Cincy dr. and it is helping, I think. But I am still using a lot of glycerin and much time is going into belly massage (which she is starting to frown at me for).
She has only had Miralax once, prior to last week. She was about 4 or 5 months old and I gave a a few small doses before we started the Fruit-Eze. Last week I gave her big doses on Mon and Tue and she had a seizure on Wednesday. I am meeting a lot of resistance about whether the two are related, and maybe we will never know, but I certainly will not give her anymore. I called the dr at CHoP, to get her opinion, and her assistant told me they are not fielding questions yet, that I should try back at a later time. I did report it as an adverse event on the FDA site.
I have fish oil sitting on my counter. I have been wanting to start her on it for all if its good benefits, not just bowel benefits. I’m just not sure where to start. She also take Flora-Baby probiotic daily.
We’ve had good discussion about starting enemas on her early. Im not sure what to do. The thought of doing the daily enema and taking away the “guessing game” as to whether she is backed up or not is very appealing to me. However, I wouldn’t want to ever take from her the ability to go to the bathroom on her own. And Im not sure enemas would do that, but I feel like I really need to take the time to make informed decisions. In the meantime, I HAVE TO get her on a better routine so I am not constantly stressing about it.
Any help would be appreciated.