Enemas for kids?

Allison - posted on 06/21/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )




I created an account just because I'm wondering if I've totally caused my 7 year old boy permanent damage. :-/ He didn't have a bowel movement for at least 5 or 6 days (constipation is normal for him, despit diet, exercise, etc). His dr. previously had him on Miralax, which worked grey when he had contipation months ago, but this time it's not helped. We are on vacation this weekend so I thought is try an enema, but I didn't ask his dr. before giving it to him. I followed the directions on the bottle for a child his age and it did clear him up, so to speak, but now after the fact, I've read a lot about scary side effects and I'm kinda freakin out. He seems completely fine, but I'm wondering if any of you have ever given your child an enema, and if so, what were your outcomes? You betcha I'll be asking his dr. before I do something like this again. :-(

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