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DD spent night in hospital last night

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jenk1 Thu 18-May-06 15:24:25

We have just come home with her.

She is extremely constipated, they took an xray and it was shocking, the whole of the colon was full of faeces and she had a big lump sticking out on the left hand side of her stomach.

We have taken her to see the GP at least 2 times in the last week re this and the suppositries havent worked so this was our last option.

Hospital suppositries do work though!!!

And we have a prescription for Movicol so will have to see how she goes along with that.

Poor thing i feel so sorry for her

Lact8 Thu 18-May-06 15:39:35


Hope she starts feeling better soon

Blossomhill Thu 18-May-06 16:05:35

sorry to hear that Jenk.

I really hope poor dd gets better soon xxx

bundle Thu 18-May-06 16:06:57

poor thing, I remember a doctor friend of mine telling me the "last resort" was to remove it manually (under a general)
how old is she?

Frizbe Thu 18-May-06 16:08:12

Aww Poor mite, hope the new stuff works.

redbull Thu 18-May-06 16:32:58

bless her,hope the new stuff works better for all of you now, hope she feels better soon

2shoes Thu 18-May-06 17:57:41

poor little thing hope shes better soon.

Yafta Thu 18-May-06 18:06:13

Movicol is fantastic jenk1. My ds was put on it after a year of constipation problems. It was the only thing that worked. It can be heart-breaking watching them try to poo, can't it? Check if your hospital has a constipation clinic. That way you can get advice on managing it all.

Hope she keeps going!

rummum Thu 18-May-06 18:07:58

poor thing... constipation is sooo painful... hope the new med keeps things moving...

jenk1 Thu 18-May-06 18:35:06

Thanks for all your kind messages, DD is 2 and has had constipation problems since she was newborn, today the Consultant Pead told us that it is more than likely due to her CP that is slowing her bowels down.

We are at the CDC next month so i shall be asking them for info on this.

Socci Thu 18-May-06 18:48:56

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2shoes Thu 18-May-06 18:57:18

this was one of the things that I just didn't realise about CP. DD has suffered with constipation since she was a baby as well. seems to be managed now. she is on senna and lactulose. If we have a couple of days when she doesn't go we use trigger foods. for her they are rhubarb/orange sqash/spaggetti(tinned) and fruit smoothies. She's 11 and all this has pretty much controlled it.
don't know if that helps at all!

anniebear Thu 18-May-06 19:25:26

Arrrrh bless her, hope she is feeling betetr soon

reiver Thu 18-May-06 19:52:53

Oh jenk, you have my sympathies as DD had exactly the same problem a year ago - same sort of Xray too. You feel so helpless when they are in so much discomfort. It was the combination of hospital suppositories followed by an ambulance transfer which spared us the ordeal of the op. Things were positively volcanic by the time we reached the second hospital!

She was given Movicol too and it's been great this past year. Yes, we've been able to reduce the dose slightly but were warned it was better to keep on it and keep things soft/regular to prevent a repeat. So far so good! I hope it works as well for your DD too as it seems to get good results. Take care.

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