I'm being patient--Adam is constipated

Are you part of the NICU club? Do you have a child who is still struggling with the effects of being born too soon from preeclampsia? Share your concerns and stories here among parents who have been there.
kara
Forum Moderator
Posts: 6614
Joined: Mon May 24, 637649 9:37 am
Location: Midland, TX
Contact:

Re : I'm being patient--Adam is constipated

Postby kara » Fri Jun 06, 638606 2:38 pm

Knees to the chest do often help! How are the boys? How are you? Getting any sleep? We may be down to Chi-town April 4....would love to stop and meet you all.


darateacher
Registered User
Posts: 1699
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 638286 3:40 am

Re : I'm being patient--Adam is constipated

Postby darateacher » Fri Jun 06, 638606 1:00 am

Thanks, Ladies! :-) I've been doing the tummy massages and they work very well. also, I started having Adam bring his knees to his chest as best he can for a few minutes during every diaper change, on the floor. That may have worked too?

mom2ella
Registered User
Posts: 238
Joined: Thu May 20, 637982 12:50 am

Re : I'm being patient--Adam is constipated

Postby mom2ella » Mon Apr 21, 638606 4:50 am

We did all of the above with Ethan also. The rectal temp worked well and the belly rub didn't make him go but helped relieve the pain. When he was about 7 mths (4 mths adjusted) they allowed us to start using 5mL of prune juice if he hadn't gone in 24 hours. We still do that and he usually goes within 12 hours, but not immediately. Good luck!!

summerw77
Registered User
Posts: 1381
Joined: Mon Jul 08, 637985 12:28 am

Re : I'm being patient--Adam is constipated

Postby summerw77 » Wed Dec 28, 638603 6:40 am

The suppositories are AMAZING! When Kade was having that 2 month lactose thing we used those everyday, and they were AWESOME! Just make sure the dr. okays' it..............

emersons mom
Registered User
Posts: 785
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 637662 7:20 am

Re : I'm being patient--Adam is constipated

Postby emersons mom » Thu Dec 15, 638603 4:24 am

we still battle with constipation, he is almost 3 years old, thankfully it is not as often, but about every 3 months we are doing midnight bath and massage!

mikeys mom
Registered User
Posts: 1331
Joined: Fri Jun 12, 637339 6:14 am

Re : I'm being patient--Adam is constipated

Postby mikeys mom » Sun Dec 04, 638603 8:40 am

Mikey was extremely constipated when we brought him home. I was in tears it was awful. Prune juice was what was recommended. 10ccs and we didn't have another problem!

aggie95mom
Registered User
Posts: 443
Joined: Mon Jun 04, 638001 12:03 am

Re : I'm being patient--Adam is constipated

Postby aggie95mom » Sun Dec 04, 638603 1:47 am

Like SueAnn said, I LOVED the 'I Love You' baby massage in the Dr. Sears Baby book. I think even the Dr. Sears preemie book has it illustrated, too. Between that and rectal stim, we got through most of Jacob's constipation issues early on. Occasionally had to do a glycerin chip, but our ped told us what Holly mentioned about trying to not get too dependent on them and try everything else first (massage, rectal temp, warm bath, help bicycle their legs, and while they are trying to push it out, offer your hand as some resistence to their feet).

season
Forum Moderator
Posts: 1417
Joined: Sun Aug 26, 636717 10:25 pm

Re : I'm being patient--Adam is constipated

Postby season » Sat Dec 03, 638603 11:10 pm

Dara,

I'm glad to hear that the suppository was so successful. Hopefully this won't become a recurring problem for him. I do agree with the tummy rubbing helping soothe the tummies and can help move things along. I did the I Love You rub mentioned in Dr Sears book.

Also, congrats on having them both home!!! I hope you can settle into a nice routine and get lots of time to just enjoy those two little miracles!

hols537
Registered User
Posts: 1031
Joined: Tue Aug 23, 638292 1:36 am

Re : I'm being patient--Adam is constipated

Postby hols537 » Sat Dec 03, 638603 1:25 pm

Jonathan was constipated for about 2 months. We did everything listed above except the Karo. Other things we tried (unsucessfully) was a baking soda bath and moving his legs a lot. I'd definitely check with the pedi for a plan for if it happens again. Suppositories can get "addictive" so you don't want to rely on them. Good luck! And congrats on brining Noah home too!

darateacher
Registered User
Posts: 1699
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 638286 3:40 am

Re : I'm being patient--Adam is constipated

Postby darateacher » Fri Dec 02, 638603 7:46 pm

I checked with the neonatologist at the ISCU tonight when I picked up Noah. She suggested 1/4 of a glycerine suppository. We started to put in the suppository, and just the tip melted off...and WHAM-O! He's fine now! :-) Wanted to see what the nurses in the ISCU use, too. One said prune juice (for a preemie???!) and the other nurse suggested a tummy rub and rectal temperature with petroleum jelly. Well, we'd already done the later numerous times, and it didn't do anything. But, the tummy rub sounds easy enough to do on a daily basis. I hope we don't have to deal with this again until both boys are older.


Return to “Parents of Preemies”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests