Sophie has been having a slight problem in the bowel department since she came out of hospital a few weeks back. It could be related to one of two things, or even both. The poor little mite has been screaming on her potty and then passing poop the length of her leg and quite hard!
I rang her CF nurse who has kindly gotten a prescription sorted for some lactulose and senna. I'm happy giving the lactulose but not so keen on the senna as I know the bowel can get a little too used to it. (it's the nurse in me, did I mention i'm a nurse?!) Anyway, i'm going to just try her on the lactulose for now and see how we go.
It's a tricky one as i'm not sure if she's bunged up due to the heat and being dry. As Sophie doesn't take anything significantly by mouth due to her oral aversion, she doesn't demand drink when she is thirsty. We have upped her water via her button but she cant tolerate huge amounts in her stomach so it has been hard. The other cause could be her sticky CF mucous. However as Sophie isn't pancreatic insufficient this side of CF is very new to us. Either way she needed some 'assistance' and that is what we have sorted for her.
I'll keep you all posted on how things 'develop'. Any tips would be fantastic!