Debbie - posted on 01/26/2009 ( 73 moms have responded )
Hi Everyone! I am pretty new to Circle of Moms. Need your help. My daughter is 4 yrs old and is having difficulties going to the bathroom. She just holds her BMs. It's not that she cannot go, it is that she refuses to go. I know it hurts her and she is afraid. I have tried to explain to her that the more she holds it, the worse it is going to be. I have tried suppositories, mixing fiber in her food and drink, the reward system, etc. She will not have any of it. I even have put her back in pull ups just so she would go but nothing. I know my anger and frustration doesn't help at all but I am just beside myself. Not to mention, I am almost 36 weeks pregnant with my second one and my own emotions are a bit off the wall. Can someone please help me?! I really do not want to take her to the hospital for an enema so that it doesn't become a bowel blockage.