Amber - posted on 05/12/2010 ( 30 moms have responded )
I'm sure plenty of you have delt with constipation in your child. I'm having problems with my 4 year old son and his Doc. It's been going on for about 2 months now. My son will only poo once every 7 to 10 days. He complains of his belly hurting and throws up more often than i think a child should. Hes been in to see his Doc 4 times in the past month. The Doc started by putting him on a laxative stool softner, it was making my son throw up about 20 min after he would take it. The doc has seen my son tantrum plenty of times because we are in there pretty often since my son seems to be sick alot. The Doc told me to keep giving him this med because he knows for sure he is making himself throw up. I know he is not doing it on purpose but the Doc would not listen. Every time I take my son in the Doc says the same thing give him the meds and eventually it will work. I am giving him Milk of mag and he still only has a little bit of leaky stool about once a week. He has had petechiae around his eyes, lips, neck and back and also having night sweats, It has been about a week since I've taken my son back and I'm thinking about changing Docs, My son has had the same one since hes been born but I don't know what to do in this situation. Anyone else had that child go thru constipation like this. Please help I'm so Sick of my child feeling Sick.