Sigh. Charlie spent the morning being constipated again. Despite having Miralax everyday for a week.
She woke up with a dirty diaper, but I already knew we were in for it because it was way more solid than it should have been. then she had two more like that after straining and crying. I dosed up a bowl of oatmeal with some Miralax. I gave her half a capful. It seemed like too much when the doc said it so we have been giving her half that much and she’s been going just fine, but today I figured I needed the big guns. She went down for a nap and then had a “normal” (rank, foul, super gross, but normally textured) poop full of last nights black beans after much straining, though at least no crying.
And then she felt like crap all day. Fussed, super, SUPER clingy, couldn’t ever seem to nurse enough to satisfy her-just general all around crap day. She’s also been sleeping terribly and I was blaming it on her crawling, but I’m also wondering if it could be miralax/constipation induced.
I’m afraid the Miralax is putting a band-aid on this issue. Sure, it’s getting the poop out, but my kid still feels like crap. I just can’t accept this. She has an appointment with a new doctor tomorrow, an actual pediatrician. And if she doesn’t have answers for me then I want some referrals. Everything I read about miralax in kids is that parents use it because their kids won’t eat a balanced diet and so they get blocked up. Charlie eats fruits and vegetables constantly. Yesterday she had pineapple, grapes (cut into quarters) and cantaloupe for lunch. Black beans for dinner. The day before that it was asparagus and oatmeal, and one tiny bite of my birthday cake. She shouldn’t have been blocked up today.
I just can’t accept that Miralax is our only answer. I need more than that. I need someone to say “let’s try to figure out why this is happening. Let’s make sure there isn’t an underlying reason for this.” I hate to put her through unpleasant testing, but I think I owe it to her to be her advocate. I want a blood test. I want to talk to a GI doc, maybe an allergist?
I want answers for my baby girl and I want her to stop having to live this way. It may sound dramatic, “it’s just a pooping problem,” but it’s hurting her and making her miserable and I want it to stop.