We went under the impression that Ryan was going to be sedated and have his bowels emptied since he was so impacted. I was told by the pediatricians office personnel that Children's was expecting us at the ER...So off we went to Buffalo, NY. We arrived and they didn't even know what we wee there for....I explained to them what was told to me and they told me that isn't done there anymore.
So we went from one room to another...and then had an x-ray taken....Yes Ryan is very Constipated!!!!! Really I could have told you that. He is given a huge bottle of Miralax to take dissolved in a 64oz of Gatorade over a 6-8hr period. And off home we headed.
Good thing I had asked for a Doctors excuse for Ryan to be absent from school cause he was absent for practically the entire week. Poor little thing had nothing but the runs....We have finally come to a point where he can go back to school with no worry of having an accident.
I had read some really not so nice things about the affects that Miralax had on children and since the Drs.' have had Ryan on some kind of dosage of Miralax since he was just a baby...Beside the fact that it has never even been tested on the effects in Children.....I took him off of it and went and researched a safer and hopefully a healthier way for Ryan to keep from being Constipated. We bought lots of different fruits, some Fig Newton's, ect.! Then I purchased Benifiber and Ryan started moving his bowels almost immediately within the first day of taking it......and moving his bowels normally.
Ryan says he feels so much better....he seems alert and more focused than he had been the last couple of months. We will keep praying that Ryan can continue on this road and recover to some kind of normal status.