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permission to poop granted!

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Specializes in school nursing, ortho, trauma.

ah, it never ceases to amaze me when kids come into my office nearly doubled over with a stomach ache and i'll gently suggest they use my bathroom and try to move their bowels... then lordy mercy they are miraculously cured! Some times it's like i'm performing miracles in here! :thankya: lol

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applewhitern, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU. Has 30 years experience.

Don't know about students, but I have plenty of very constipated older folks come in. Haven't pooped for a week or two, and the first words out of their mouth is "what time is supper? I haven't eaten since lunch and I'm hungry!" Hmmmmm.

im not a nurse (yet) but there was this kid that I carpooled with when I was in elementary school, he was "in pain" he even used a wheelchair half the year, I guess the doctors couldn't figure it out, but then they did...he was just constipated because he wouldn't eat fruits and vegetables.

Then more recently, someone I know went to the ER with serious back pain, all seriously telling me she couldn't move....turns out same thing just needed to poop.

Same thing my parents had an exchange student who made my mom take her to the doctors, the dr ran all sorts of tests and said nothing was wrong with her, my mom said same thing just needed to poop so she fed her some heavy oatmeal/fruit pancakes and it solved the problem.

I just wanted to say that the title of this thread cracked me up :lol2:

ah, i never ceases to amaze me when kids come into my office nearly doubled over with a stomach ache and i'll gently suggest they use my bathroom and try to move their bowels... then lordy mercy they are miraculously cured! Some times it's like i'm preforming miracles in here! :thankya: lol

With 5 kids, it happens in my house on the regular. I ask if they have to go #2, they say no, I ask them to try, and walla, belly ache is gone:w00t:

Eric Cartman

Specializes in Neurology. Has 7 years experience.

I like the title of this thread. :yelclap:

sharpeimom

Specializes in ortho, hospice volunteer, psych,. Has 20 years experience.

me too!!:rotfl:

MomRN0913

Specializes in ICU.

I bet these kids are holding it because they don't want to poop in the regular bathrooms at school. They want the privacy of your throne!

Boog'sCRRN246, RN

Specializes in Utilization Management. Has 10 years experience.

I'm amazed at the nurses I work with who flat out refuse to take a poop at work! One was even doubled over in pain after eating and she just insisted on holding it until she got home! :confused:

Flare, ASN, BSN

Specializes in school nursing, ortho, trauma.

I agree that there's nothing like the home throne advantage - but when ya gotta go, ya gotta go!

Mandychelle79, ASN, RN

Specializes in Psych. Has 2 years experience.

I'm amazed at the nurses I work with who flat out refuse to take a poop at work! One was even doubled over in pain after eating and she just insisted on holding it until she got home! :confused:

Unless it is an EMERGENCY (and I have flare ups of IBS, so it really is an emergency) I will only poop at home ( or a select few places). I have been like this since I was little, it is getting somewhat better now ( or should I say worse, since my flare ups have been more frequent). Must say more comfortable in a single stall locking door type vs the multiple stall versions. Yes college was a blast with community bathrooms.

BTW I wish the school nurse would have suggested this for my daughter a few weeks ago. She had been on narcotics after her t&a, so everything had slowed down. She was complaining of a belly ache, my mom left work early to get her, so I could go to work. Came home and pooped and was all better.

AMN74

Has 26 years experience.

My first nursing job over 20 years ago was on a peds unit. I had a little hispanic boy come back from surgery to the floor. His mother came to the nursing station and asked for something for her son to use the bathroom in. I went to the supply closet and got her a urinal. She looked at me funny, but said nothing. To my surprise an hour later she came out of the room holding a urinal full of formed stool. I have NO idea how they got that BM into the urinal without making a mess. Lesson learned!

sharpeimom

Specializes in ortho, hospice volunteer, psych,. Has 20 years experience.

until a few months ago when the family left the program, my husband mentored two brothers for nearly six years -- from ages

six and seven on. the older boy would poop or pee anywhere he was when the urge hit him while the younger boy could not and

would not do either anywhere but their one bathroom at home. it was a strange and weird family!

by last year, the older kid's inappropriate behavior had ceased, but the younger one's hadn't changed much. his grandma still

gives him frequent laxatives and enemas.:o:eek: he will not eat fruit or drink any juice and their diet is high fat and almost entirely

preprocessed food.

Horrible feeling, easy solution !

prmenrs, RN

Specializes in NICU, Infection Control. Has 42 years experience.

There does seem to be an unwritten 'rule' that kids don't want to boo-boo when other kids are around to say eewww, yuck, so-and-so is pooping!!!

We had a restroom right next to our break room! It was a no-no to do anything but pee quietly! You could here everything. And every year when the new residents came in, one of the attendings took them in and told them the rules--esp the one about not leaving the seat up.

MinnieMomRN

Specializes in Med-Surg; Telemetry; School Nurse pk-8.

I agree that there's nothing like the home throne advantage - but when ya gotta go, ya gotta go!

Oh Flare! You are on a roll today!

(pun intended)

:rotfl:

Armygirl7

Specializes in ED.

I used to need the home field advantage for proper elimination. It definitely led to some constipation problems! It must've been a shame thing - from potty training years, who knows! In retrospect I think, why on earth be ashamed of pooping - EVERYONE POOPS as the kid's book says. But I was always unable to let go and poop unless at home.

Then several years ago I worked with a woman - absolutely gorgeous woman from Tennessee, always dressed to the nines and pulled together. She could take a dump in any bathroom at any time. She would walk out of the bathroom and rub her tummy and announce "Ahhhhhh. Good for the gut, good for the soul!" and if someone was going in after her she would just laugh and say "You might want to let that air out a few minutes!" with absolutely no shame and such good humor.

And just by embracing that attitude I was cured! Can poop pretty much anywhere anytime now aren't you glad to know ;-)

Good for the gut, good for the soul!

VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych. Has 20 years experience.

:rotfl: Wish I could say the same.......I don't care if OTHER people poop at work, but I avoid it like the plague! Every now and then it does happen, though, and with my luck, there's usually someone waiting outside the bathroom. :o

I've learned to apologize and even joke about it---"You might want to wait for a few minutes, it smells like a barnyard in there"--but usually I just leave the fart fan on and try to sneak out unobserved. Thankfully, our bathroom fans are very powerful......but I remember the staff bathroom at the hospital, which was the size of a broom closet and had no fan at all. It was also situated RIGHT BEHIND THE NURSES STATION, so patients, doctors, families, and nursing staff alike could easily hear what was happening in there. :eek: