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Colostomy reversal and toilet training

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slimbo Sat 25-Jun-11 10:41:13

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JackTheNipper Sat 25-Jun-11 17:32:30

how old is your dd now?
does she tell you when she needs to go, is the movicol working effectively and is she drinking enough water?
If you said to push out of your bottom would she understand it?
sorry lots of questions, just want to try and understand a bit more

slimbo Sun 26-Jun-11 17:37:36

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TotalChaos Sun 26-Jun-11 20:32:33

have you been advised re:toileting routine (i.e. encouraging her to sit on loo about half hour after a meal) apparently there's a reflex that makes you more likely to poo after you eat, especially in the morning?

mariamagdalena Sun 26-Jun-11 20:55:07

3 thoughts (probably ones you've had already, but just in case)

1. Could you modify her bowel movement temporarily so that she is doing frequent loose stools, thus having more opportunities to teach, and perhaps leaving the 'push' bit till later or never

2. Is there a way to get her to very gradually break the association with poo and pull ups and replace it with a new one with poo and loo? Eg, move her into the bathroom to continue pooing in the pull up when she makes the face, then standing near the loo, then sitting on the loo in the pull up, then replacing with cheap pants but not yet insisting she removes them, etc etc. With sweeties for each mini success, and no toilet talk at any other times.

3. Deliberately heading for the bathroom before the event is quite an advanced skill, and one I suspect you might need some advice from the paediatric stoma care nurses about if her sensation is in any way impaired.

slimbo Mon 27-Jun-11 17:44:23

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TotalChaos Mon 27-Jun-11 17:46:33

so do you not have any specialist nurse support then for the toilet training shock. ask about referral to local paediatric continence nurses.

slimbo Mon 27-Jun-11 20:10:18

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