Heather - posted on 10/19/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )
My 5 year old son has ALWAYS had problems with using the bathroom to do number 2. He for whatever reason will hold it in and go in his pants. When he does go it is just a big large mass. I know he gets constipated because when he DOES tell me he has to go he sits there for a few minutes trying to get it out. Now the 2nd problem...our area had an earthquake in August (1st in my life and definitely his). Ever since the earthquake he doesn't always go into the bathroom to pee. He use to come out and say I have to go pee-pee and then walk into the room and go to the bathroom. 1/4 time now he's going in his pants, sometimes he says he doesn't know he has to go other times he says he was busy. I've talked to his doctor about the problems with number 2 multiple times first he said just put him on a schedule and go in to the restroom with him and to see if he has to go (that was when he was 3) then he started suggesting different ideas (laxative being one) and nothing has helped other than make his number 2 be more runny/watery. I'm not sure where to turn or what to do. His physician is an idiot and I've already put in the forms to switch him doctors but in the mean time I'm tired of having to worry about him peeing and pooping all over himself.