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eli
03-06-2007, 10:47 PM
I just have a quick question for you all. Olivia's stools have been constipated and she cries when she tries to poo, but when i ask her if her belly is sore she say's "no". Now, she does require enzymes and our docs say we have them spot on. So its not that common that we have this issue and she also almost never has belly pains.

So i gave her some prune juice to help her, which it did but now her poos are full of mucus, i know its too much information (sorry).But they are like wibble wobble jelly and very smelly.

Does this whole situation seem normal?

Oh, and i think its happened because she is normally or pro-biotics but we havn't had any all week. I plan to go and get more on the weekend.

Thanks for any info you can give<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

eli
03-06-2007, 10:47 PM
I just have a quick question for you all. Olivia's stools have been constipated and she cries when she tries to poo, but when i ask her if her belly is sore she say's "no". Now, she does require enzymes and our docs say we have them spot on. So its not that common that we have this issue and she also almost never has belly pains.

So i gave her some prune juice to help her, which it did but now her poos are full of mucus, i know its too much information (sorry).But they are like wibble wobble jelly and very smelly.

Does this whole situation seem normal?

Oh, and i think its happened because she is normally or pro-biotics but we havn't had any all week. I plan to go and get more on the weekend.

Thanks for any info you can give<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

eli
03-06-2007, 10:47 PM
I just have a quick question for you all. Olivia's stools have been constipated and she cries when she tries to poo, but when i ask her if her belly is sore she say's "no". Now, she does require enzymes and our docs say we have them spot on. So its not that common that we have this issue and she also almost never has belly pains.

So i gave her some prune juice to help her, which it did but now her poos are full of mucus, i know its too much information (sorry).But they are like wibble wobble jelly and very smelly.

Does this whole situation seem normal?

Oh, and i think its happened because she is normally or pro-biotics but we havn't had any all week. I plan to go and get more on the weekend.

Thanks for any info you can give<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

debs2girls
03-07-2007, 12:46 AM
Sorry Eli, no help here. That is exactly how my daughter's stools always are and they say she doesnt need enzymes. Good luck to you.

debs2girls
03-07-2007, 12:46 AM
Sorry Eli, no help here. That is exactly how my daughter's stools always are and they say she doesnt need enzymes. Good luck to you.

debs2girls
03-07-2007, 12:46 AM
Sorry Eli, no help here. That is exactly how my daughter's stools always are and they say she doesnt need enzymes. Good luck to you.

eli
03-07-2007, 03:43 AM
Hi Debbie, isn't that weird. Olivia's stools were like that once before and so we had it tested, they said it contained high levels of fat which meant we were not giving her enough enzymes.

Who knows what the hell is going on, i'm just worried about a bowel blockage. What are the initial signs of one coming on?

Also is Cheyenne gaining weight, the fact that her stools are like this and that she is not on enzymes? hmmmmmm....

Sometimes its just hard to know/tell.

Thank for the reply.

eli
03-07-2007, 03:43 AM
Hi Debbie, isn't that weird. Olivia's stools were like that once before and so we had it tested, they said it contained high levels of fat which meant we were not giving her enough enzymes.

Who knows what the hell is going on, i'm just worried about a bowel blockage. What are the initial signs of one coming on?

Also is Cheyenne gaining weight, the fact that her stools are like this and that she is not on enzymes? hmmmmmm....

Sometimes its just hard to know/tell.

Thank for the reply.

eli
03-07-2007, 03:43 AM
Hi Debbie, isn't that weird. Olivia's stools were like that once before and so we had it tested, they said it contained high levels of fat which meant we were not giving her enough enzymes.

Who knows what the hell is going on, i'm just worried about a bowel blockage. What are the initial signs of one coming on?

Also is Cheyenne gaining weight, the fact that her stools are like this and that she is not on enzymes? hmmmmmm....

Sometimes its just hard to know/tell.

Thank for the reply.

Jennifer1981
03-07-2007, 10:17 AM
It sounds like maybe she is taking too many enzymes per meal and snack. Contact her doctor. Prune juice is only a minor/temporary solution. By giving her that frequently, it may cover the underlining problem. I'm sure as a mom that you already know what I'm saying. I'm just reinforcing it. Good luck! I hope she feels better soon!<img src="i/expressions/heart.gif" border="0">

Jennifer1981
03-07-2007, 10:17 AM
It sounds like maybe she is taking too many enzymes per meal and snack. Contact her doctor. Prune juice is only a minor/temporary solution. By giving her that frequently, it may cover the underlining problem. I'm sure as a mom that you already know what I'm saying. I'm just reinforcing it. Good luck! I hope she feels better soon!<img src="i/expressions/heart.gif" border="0">

Jennifer1981
03-07-2007, 10:17 AM
It sounds like maybe she is taking too many enzymes per meal and snack. Contact her doctor. Prune juice is only a minor/temporary solution. By giving her that frequently, it may cover the underlining problem. I'm sure as a mom that you already know what I'm saying. I'm just reinforcing it. Good luck! I hope she feels better soon!<img src="i/expressions/heart.gif" border="0">

dbtoo
03-07-2007, 10:36 AM
Ask about Irritable Bowel Syndrom.

<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/ibschildren/index.htm">http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov.../ibschildren/index.htm</a>

dbtoo
03-07-2007, 10:36 AM
Ask about Irritable Bowel Syndrom.

<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/ibschildren/index.htm">http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov.../ibschildren/index.htm</a>

dbtoo
03-07-2007, 10:36 AM
Ask about Irritable Bowel Syndrom.

<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/ibschildren/index.htm">http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov.../ibschildren/index.htm</a>

Ratatosk
03-07-2007, 11:42 AM
DS had constipation issues off an on -- worst was when we started whole milk -- was dreadful. What we've found is every once in awhile DS needs a good clean out. First happened when DS was a baby and even though he was stooling, he had a LOT of stool in his colon. Doctor described a meconium equivilant and suggested we try milk of mag until things started moving again. He said the first reaction would be to decrease enzymes, but that could cause problems (blockage) in the long run. Also said some of his older patients "get a feeling" and start taking milk of mag. With little ones, they can't really explain what's going on or how they're feeling.

Fortunately for us we've only had to use the milk of mag a few times. A friend of mine's granddaughter wcf has more constipation type issues and take miralax.

Ratatosk
03-07-2007, 11:42 AM
DS had constipation issues off an on -- worst was when we started whole milk -- was dreadful. What we've found is every once in awhile DS needs a good clean out. First happened when DS was a baby and even though he was stooling, he had a LOT of stool in his colon. Doctor described a meconium equivilant and suggested we try milk of mag until things started moving again. He said the first reaction would be to decrease enzymes, but that could cause problems (blockage) in the long run. Also said some of his older patients "get a feeling" and start taking milk of mag. With little ones, they can't really explain what's going on or how they're feeling.

Fortunately for us we've only had to use the milk of mag a few times. A friend of mine's granddaughter wcf has more constipation type issues and take miralax.

Ratatosk
03-07-2007, 11:42 AM
DS had constipation issues off an on -- worst was when we started whole milk -- was dreadful. What we've found is every once in awhile DS needs a good clean out. First happened when DS was a baby and even though he was stooling, he had a LOT of stool in his colon. Doctor described a meconium equivilant and suggested we try milk of mag until things started moving again. He said the first reaction would be to decrease enzymes, but that could cause problems (blockage) in the long run. Also said some of his older patients "get a feeling" and start taking milk of mag. With little ones, they can't really explain what's going on or how they're feeling.

Fortunately for us we've only had to use the milk of mag a few times. A friend of mine's granddaughter wcf has more constipation type issues and take miralax.

debs2girls
03-07-2007, 03:34 PM
Eli, Cheyenne is gaining weight, but very slowly. She didnt really start gaining until after she had her toncils and adnoids out.
She eats a small meal every 1.5 hours and through the night too or she looses weight. She has always had weight issues, but wasnt dx'ed until 15.5 months ago.
I think we need to have her stools rechecked, but hey, what do I know?
Sorry I cant help you out on the obstruction thing...I hope you find something out soon and Olivia is doing better.

debs2girls
03-07-2007, 03:34 PM
Eli, Cheyenne is gaining weight, but very slowly. She didnt really start gaining until after she had her toncils and adnoids out.
She eats a small meal every 1.5 hours and through the night too or she looses weight. She has always had weight issues, but wasnt dx'ed until 15.5 months ago.
I think we need to have her stools rechecked, but hey, what do I know?
Sorry I cant help you out on the obstruction thing...I hope you find something out soon and Olivia is doing better.

debs2girls
03-07-2007, 03:34 PM
Eli, Cheyenne is gaining weight, but very slowly. She didnt really start gaining until after she had her toncils and adnoids out.
She eats a small meal every 1.5 hours and through the night too or she looses weight. She has always had weight issues, but wasnt dx'ed until 15.5 months ago.
I think we need to have her stools rechecked, but hey, what do I know?
Sorry I cant help you out on the obstruction thing...I hope you find something out soon and Olivia is doing better.

AnD
03-08-2007, 03:06 AM
I can't help with the cf tummy issues part, but when my (non cf) daughter was younger (18 months or younger), she had a few diapers with a lot of mucus in them, and when I asked her doctor about it (who is always quiet and proper <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> ) says "Yeah, looks like a diaper full of snot, doesn't it (laughs)". So that part may just be normal- I'd just ask the dr. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0">

AnD
03-08-2007, 03:06 AM
I can't help with the cf tummy issues part, but when my (non cf) daughter was younger (18 months or younger), she had a few diapers with a lot of mucus in them, and when I asked her doctor about it (who is always quiet and proper <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> ) says "Yeah, looks like a diaper full of snot, doesn't it (laughs)". So that part may just be normal- I'd just ask the dr. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0">

AnD
03-08-2007, 03:06 AM
I can't help with the cf tummy issues part, but when my (non cf) daughter was younger (18 months or younger), she had a few diapers with a lot of mucus in them, and when I asked her doctor about it (who is always quiet and proper <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> ) says "Yeah, looks like a diaper full of snot, doesn't it (laughs)". So that part may just be normal- I'd just ask the dr. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0">

eli
03-08-2007, 09:45 AM
Thanks to everyone fofr your replies.

Liza, a clean out sounds like a good idea. I remember her having somthing similar just after birth because she had MI and was realy blocked up.

What is actually involved ina clean out?

Debbie, i also think its a good idea to get Cheyenne's stools checked. Olivia is not that good with her weight eaither, she's still only on the 25percentile. She's very PETIT.

Thanks for the link dbtoo, i'll check it out.

AnD your so right about it looking like a real big blob of snots (yucky)

Thanks again!

eli
03-08-2007, 09:45 AM
Thanks to everyone fofr your replies.

Liza, a clean out sounds like a good idea. I remember her having somthing similar just after birth because she had MI and was realy blocked up.

What is actually involved ina clean out?

Debbie, i also think its a good idea to get Cheyenne's stools checked. Olivia is not that good with her weight eaither, she's still only on the 25percentile. She's very PETIT.

Thanks for the link dbtoo, i'll check it out.

AnD your so right about it looking like a real big blob of snots (yucky)

Thanks again!

eli
03-08-2007, 09:45 AM
Thanks to everyone fofr your replies.

Liza, a clean out sounds like a good idea. I remember her having somthing similar just after birth because she had MI and was realy blocked up.

What is actually involved ina clean out?

Debbie, i also think its a good idea to get Cheyenne's stools checked. Olivia is not that good with her weight eaither, she's still only on the 25percentile. She's very PETIT.

Thanks for the link dbtoo, i'll check it out.

AnD your so right about it looking like a real big blob of snots (yucky)

Thanks again!

Ratatosk
03-08-2007, 11:46 AM
The way his doctor explained it, is that some CFers get what's called a meconium equivilant. May still be stooling, but have lots of it backed up in the colon/large intestine. Some of his patients just get a feeling and will take milk of magnesia. Others try miralax. Sometimes if that doesn't work they try mucomyst, golytely, enemas, etc...

Haven't had to do this lately. But in the past DS wouldn't eat as much, his tummy would get big and round. Pooping varied -- sometimes really loose, sometimes none at all. And because we hadn't changed anything in his diet -- same amount of formula and/or enzymes we eventually figured he was backed up. His doctor recommended a tsp of milk of mag twice a day for a few days. Then we'd have a huge celebration -- cheering when he finally pooped and he'd be back on track.

The first time it happened, we had no idea because he had really loose stools, but he'd had a follow up Xray -- he was born with ME -- was about 6 months old and they saw a LOT of poo backed up in his colon.

Ratatosk
03-08-2007, 11:46 AM
The way his doctor explained it, is that some CFers get what's called a meconium equivilant. May still be stooling, but have lots of it backed up in the colon/large intestine. Some of his patients just get a feeling and will take milk of magnesia. Others try miralax. Sometimes if that doesn't work they try mucomyst, golytely, enemas, etc...

Haven't had to do this lately. But in the past DS wouldn't eat as much, his tummy would get big and round. Pooping varied -- sometimes really loose, sometimes none at all. And because we hadn't changed anything in his diet -- same amount of formula and/or enzymes we eventually figured he was backed up. His doctor recommended a tsp of milk of mag twice a day for a few days. Then we'd have a huge celebration -- cheering when he finally pooped and he'd be back on track.

The first time it happened, we had no idea because he had really loose stools, but he'd had a follow up Xray -- he was born with ME -- was about 6 months old and they saw a LOT of poo backed up in his colon.

Ratatosk
03-08-2007, 11:46 AM
The way his doctor explained it, is that some CFers get what's called a meconium equivilant. May still be stooling, but have lots of it backed up in the colon/large intestine. Some of his patients just get a feeling and will take milk of magnesia. Others try miralax. Sometimes if that doesn't work they try mucomyst, golytely, enemas, etc...

Haven't had to do this lately. But in the past DS wouldn't eat as much, his tummy would get big and round. Pooping varied -- sometimes really loose, sometimes none at all. And because we hadn't changed anything in his diet -- same amount of formula and/or enzymes we eventually figured he was backed up. His doctor recommended a tsp of milk of mag twice a day for a few days. Then we'd have a huge celebration -- cheering when he finally pooped and he'd be back on track.

The first time it happened, we had no idea because he had really loose stools, but he'd had a follow up Xray -- he was born with ME -- was about 6 months old and they saw a LOT of poo backed up in his colon.

kayleesgrandma
03-08-2007, 12:39 PM
Eli, not to go off-topic, but did you know your picture doesn't show up when we click on it? This is the pic in your signature. Just wanted to let you know. This is a good topic for those of us just learning about "poop" patterns. Especially when it comes to blockages. After what happened with Weston, I'm paying particular attention to Kaylee. Thanks for bringing this up.

kayleesgrandma
03-08-2007, 12:39 PM
Eli, not to go off-topic, but did you know your picture doesn't show up when we click on it? This is the pic in your signature. Just wanted to let you know. This is a good topic for those of us just learning about "poop" patterns. Especially when it comes to blockages. After what happened with Weston, I'm paying particular attention to Kaylee. Thanks for bringing this up.

kayleesgrandma
03-08-2007, 12:39 PM
Eli, not to go off-topic, but did you know your picture doesn't show up when we click on it? This is the pic in your signature. Just wanted to let you know. This is a good topic for those of us just learning about "poop" patterns. Especially when it comes to blockages. After what happened with Weston, I'm paying particular attention to Kaylee. Thanks for bringing this up.

eli
03-09-2007, 09:51 AM
Thamks again guy's , Olivia is doing much better.Although, its somthing i will bring up at our next clinic appointment because its not the first time its happened.

Liza, i will mention the milk of magnesia to the docs and also a clean out.It might do her some good.

Terri, thanks for pointing it out. I did notice that my pic on my sig is not working. Its because i went back to my profile to edit my email add and now the pic is not working. Can't be bothered to work out how to fix it.lol

eli
03-09-2007, 09:51 AM
Thamks again guy's , Olivia is doing much better.Although, its somthing i will bring up at our next clinic appointment because its not the first time its happened.

Liza, i will mention the milk of magnesia to the docs and also a clean out.It might do her some good.

Terri, thanks for pointing it out. I did notice that my pic on my sig is not working. Its because i went back to my profile to edit my email add and now the pic is not working. Can't be bothered to work out how to fix it.lol

eli
03-09-2007, 09:51 AM
Thamks again guy's , Olivia is doing much better.Although, its somthing i will bring up at our next clinic appointment because its not the first time its happened.

Liza, i will mention the milk of magnesia to the docs and also a clean out.It might do her some good.

Terri, thanks for pointing it out. I did notice that my pic on my sig is not working. Its because i went back to my profile to edit my email add and now the pic is not working. Can't be bothered to work out how to fix it.lol

Ratatosk
03-09-2007, 11:36 AM
I know a friend of mine's granddaughter is on miralax because she has more constipation issues. Sounds as if she gets it in her juice on a daily basis.

Ratatosk
03-09-2007, 11:36 AM
I know a friend of mine's granddaughter is on miralax because she has more constipation issues. Sounds as if she gets it in her juice on a daily basis.

Ratatosk
03-09-2007, 11:36 AM
I know a friend of mine's granddaughter is on miralax because she has more constipation issues. Sounds as if she gets it in her juice on a daily basis.