So after a terrible Wednesday and Thursday (which were both already following a fairly difficult couple of weeks)., Clive finally had a breakthrough! Yesterday (Thursday) he screamed in serious pain again. But this time, thanks to one of my awesome commenter’s advice on liquid glycerin, he finally got out what he had been trying to get out.
It was insane.
Keep in mind, we have had our 7 month old for… well… 7 months :) And much of that has seen him with trouble pooping. We’ve had him go over a week without poop. He’s strained and been in pain before. But nothing like this.
Without getting to graphic, he pooped out three giant stone poops. Each was just as difficult as the one preceding it. And this is graphic, but we both watched (in anguish) his poor little bottom open so much wider than we could have imagined. It looked extremely similar to childbirth. He was screaming with each one — it was painful to watch — but we were just so relieved that he was actually passing something.
After three big ones, we could tell there were still more. But he clearly didn’t want to try anymore. We gave him a break.
He slept probably double the amount he normally sleeps in the day. I think he was simply worn out.
Later that evening, he was pushing again. His face wasn’t turning red. It was turning purple. We grabbed another liquid suppository and in about 30 seconds he cried, screamed, and pushed out another rock. Then the rest started coming out much, much easier. The next just looked like an adult amount of poop. He was so incredibly backed up. Looking at everything, I just didn’t see how all of that was fitting inside of him.
The good news is that toward the end, his poop started looking normal. It wasn’t rock hard. So I think he’ll be sitting much more easily now. He was just backed up for a while. Totally blocked.
Let’s see if I can blog about something other than poop next week, huh? :)
I think this is how sweet life is after being so backed up and finally getting relief :)