Update: Poop Watch 2007

26 Mar

If I have to change one more diaper, I swear, I’m going to scream.

Background: We discovered recently that FT has a poop problem. A SERIOUS poop problem. He can, and probably would, hold it for weeks. It’s not his fault, he’s not doing it as a form of rebellion or something, it’s because his colon has enlarged and is holding the poop in. This can become, I’ve learned, a serious medical problem. You can read about Megacolon here.

Doesn’t Megacolon sound like the super-villian on a superhero show?

Robin: Holy heart-attack Batman! It’s your arch-nemesis, Megacolon!

Megacolon: I have come to clog up your cities! I will annoy adults and children alike by stopping all trips to the bathroom! You will not be rid of me!

Robin: What can we do Batman?!

Batman: We can handle this villian of fecal matter! We must simply wait until he takes firm hold and then make all of the citizens drink GoLYTELY until they are completely cleaned out!

Robin: But how to get them to drink it Batman! Especially the children, no one would want to endure that!

Batman: Simple, Robin, we just hide the disgusting liquid by drowning it in instant Kool Aid!

Robin: Batman! You’re brilliant!

Batman: No, just well educated.

Ninteen hours after we started forcing FT to drink the disgusting GoLYTELY (with no other foods or drinks allowed), he started pooping. He has yet to stop. He’s now allowed clear liquids and foods that are easy on the stomach, like broth and toast, but try explaining to a toddler how come he can’t have chocolate milk or any of the other goodies in the cupboard.

Hopefully he’s fully cleaned out so we can start the treatment for MegaColon, which is basically to drink another type of laxative once a day for at least a month to get the colon to shrink back down to size.

Why did I go into foster care again?


One Response to “Update: Poop Watch 2007”

  1. Mister Car Insurance March 10, 2010 at 5:09 am #

    Great Blog. Just not sure why I am up in the middle of the night reading this. 🙂 🙂

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