Constipation? Fear? Both? Help.
I have an almost 4 year old who hasnt had a bowel movement in 5 days now. I believe he probably got a cut back there, or had strained causing constipation and pain. He is totally fearful of going to the toilet now. Whenever he does he starts balling because it hurts. For the past 3 days or so he lays down all the time because that is what he finds comfortable. He complains of it hurting when pees also, but I think he gets the urge to poop when he pees, so he freaks out. The past few days hes been walking around randomly crying out and creaming about pain. I hate seeing like this, as would anyone, so we took him to the docs. Doc didnt seem too worried that its been 5 days without a BM. Doc said hes just constipated and recommended restoralax for 1 mnth. We started him on it last night. Doc also said we can try something called an enema? It goes up the rectum and loosens the stool or something like that.
Anyways he is screaming in pain every 10mins each day and is is now not eating anything at all. We have to force liquids on him. When hes not in pain he seema normal. Laying down on his tablet laughing...then all of a sudden hes break into teara because of the pressure.
Any tips or anyone else experience this? Thanks for the help.