I haven’t posted about this in the past, mostly because I know that it is something that the child involved will not want out there, on the internet, when he or she is older.
The interwebz are forever.
I have hit my breaking point, however, so I need… something. Advice. Support. Alcohol.
Without going into detail – because 1) disgusting, and 2) privacy – we are having some potty issues. Once upon a time, we had a perfectly potty trained toddler. All manner of waste were put in the proper receptacle – at home, in public, we were potty superstars.
Then, though, there was some intestinal difficulty and some… back up. The resultant… product was larger than its exit route and caused a bit of pain. This led to reluctance to participate in that activity anymore, which resulted in TONS of problems.
We have a diagnosis of encopresis (don’t google that), and have been back in pull ups. There has not been any solid elimination in the potty since *January.* Recently, the switch to pull ups resulted in complete potty training reversal – and LOTS of tears. On the part of the child AND this mother.
For over 2 months.
I am so sick of cleaning excrement, it is ridiculous. I cannot even. We have a therapy appointment for tomorrow, and hopefully that leads us to some solution; it is SO hard to remember that this is a medical situation that said child does not have complete control over – I am unbelievably frustrated and less patient than I should be. We have been through FOUR pairs of underwear and ALL of my ability to cope today.