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- Mar 27 by GampopaA little more information after the SST...the student was potty trained at home and didn't have a problem until the family moved into the district last year. That and starting kindergarten seems to have set him back some. He gets very involved with whatever he's doing and doesn't want to interrupt himself to go to the bathroom. He was seen by a doctor who prescribed miralax which the parents used only once because he had a major blowout. They tried prunes with good success and have added more veggies. For the past two and a half weeks he's not had an accident! He used to go into the bathroom at school and if he didn't feel like he had to go immediately he'd go back to class then poop so the teacher told him to count to 100 while sitting and not to come out till he was done. That helped too! He also was having anxiety about being able to wipe but his Dad helped him out with that and it doesn't seem to be a problem any more. And yes, the school is in a poverty area but the parents are educated and have good jobs. What also helped was explaining to him that his pooping his pants was a problem for the other kids in the class (some kids told him this directly) and also knowing that his teacher, principal, school nurse, and parents were meeting to talk about him. So, I think a lot of different things happened to, hopefully, correct the problem. And someone asked why this was a school problem and it seems that not only this but some many other issues that don't seem to be a school problem are just taken on by the schools where I am.
- Mar 27 by Spidey's momNice to hear from you OP - glad he's getting better.
We used wet wipes for kids - helps them clean up better. Just a suggestion for parents with potty training.
- Mar 28 by SuzieVNIn Kenya, as an extreme example- what do babies do except poop on the ground? What is their 'potty training'?
- Mar 28 by mmc51264There is a condition called encopresis. My kids both suffer from it; so did 2 of my nephews. My oldest started when my mother was murdered. He has been potty trained, but at 5-6 we had some horrible things happen. It is a way "controlling" life. He had other issues as well: ZERO good bacteria in his stool, he was not absorbing fat at all. took him gastroenterologist at UNC-Chapel Hill and another specialist who did a fellowship at Johns Hopkins.
Once they start with holding the feces, the nerve endings get desensitized to the feeling of needing to go. They get constipated and usually, the accidents are loose stool that go around what is basically an impaction. My son lived on Miralax and a very strict toileting schedule for 2 years. He is almost 12 and is almost 100% over it. There are the occasional slips. He also has some autistic traits and does get "caught up" in what he is doing.
It is way more common than people think.
- Mar 28 by Nurse_RaeAs a mom, I have been dealing with this issue. My youngest, who is now 5 1/2 y/o will hold his BM, until he goes in his underpants. He will then go to the bathroom and dump it into the toilet. I have even made him clean his own underpants, as well. I spoke to his doctor about it, and she suggested fiber for constipation (as simple as it sounds). He takes fiber gummies twice a day, and has not had trouble since! I would never expect his school to figure it out. He has only had one accident at school, though. Hope this helps! I know it can be frustrating for all involved.
- Mar 28 by NevadaFighterPossibly encopresis? We were just talking about this condition in my Peds class.
I'm pretty sure that my cousin used to have this when he was little. He was always scared to have a BM because he thought it would hurt, so he would end up pooping himself.
- Jun 11 by cav5I had a few children with this at my school. I believe the advice is sound-referral to the school counselor or psychologist is good but[COLOR=#003366]mmc51264[/COLOR] is also right on the money-I had a great doctor a few years back that really discussed this issue with me and the children really do lose the urge or sensation to go to the bathroom-in that case you do have to retrain them to go even though they don't feel like it-that is why the waiting on the toilet works. The doctor said it takes at least 6 months to a year to do this. the retraining and the miralax were the treatments he suggested along with the counseling.
It is more common than one might think-holding a child's education back for something like this isn't in the best interest of the child as it can take some time to get this sorted.Last edit by cav5 on Jun 11 : Reason: spelling