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August 11, 2009 6:05 PM Subscribe
Poop (or lack thereof) Filter: Curing someone else's constipation. That someone else is four years old.
posted by grapefruitmoon to Health & Fitness (29 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
One of the boys I've just started working with has some serious constipation issues. I mean, I've dealt with kids for years, and I've never seen anything like this. The poor thing was literally *howling* in pain today.
He does have some "bathroom issues" in general, but as I am his nanny, I'm letting his parents take the lead on this one and will go with whatever general plan they adopt. He is seeing a psychiatrist. (Just getting that out there up front.)
What I need is some advice on how to comfort the guy. Is there anything I can give him that will help things... erm... run smoother? He eats plenty of fruit, though obviously a few more dried apricots wouldn't hurt him any. Mainly - in the throes of agony, what can I do to make him more comfortable?