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By anon mom / Thursday 12 May 2016 00:06 / United States
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You'd might want her to drink more water and have more fiber. I've heard soylent could do the trick. I wouldn't recommend green soylent though, because I've heard some bad stuff about it..

Ahh the joys of parenthood... But had you exhausted all other options? It's not really an ideal treatment type.

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Ahh the joys of parenthood... But had you exhausted all other options? It's not really an ideal treatment type.

You'd might want her to drink more water and have more fiber. I've heard soylent could do the trick. I wouldn't recommend green soylent though, because I've heard some bad stuff about it..

What my mom did was put me in a diaper so I could just keep going until I was able to poop, kinda strange but worked well.

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#10 do you really think a mother wouldn't have echausted all options, that a doctor wouldn't have? Serioulsy all the armchair parents here need to calm down.

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I'll explain why she can't just take a laxative. Impacted poop is a serious thing. Laxitives won't help if you have a big chunk of poop blocking the way, nothing can get past it. Her problem isn't that she doesn't get the urge to go, or that the poop isn't flowing, it's just stuck behind a big chunk of poop that got stuck somewhere in her intestines or anus (sounds like it's closer to her anus than further up since the nurse was able to break some of it up with her gloved finger, but only some

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TLDR: A big chunk of dried up hard poop is blocking up traffic, so no poop can get by, so laxatives won't help. The enema will make the poop soft so it can be removed easier. The nurse was able to break up some of the poop, but her fingers can only reach so far. The enema needs to be done, but the kid needs to allow it too. Leaving it untreated can kill her, or make her have to wear an ostomy bag (external poop bag attached to the abdomen where you see all your poop and have to empty it) EDIT:

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Thank you for explaining why she couldn't take a laxative. I understood why it was so serious, just not why they couldn't take less invasive measures to help. I was reacting emotionally to this FML because the image of forcing an enema on a 9 year old and breaking up the poo with a finger without consent really hit me hard. I realize now that I've taken a step back that it wouldn't be easy to convince the kid how serious it was and necessary, so I don't blame the mom for making her do it. I just

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my mom used to put suppositories up my bum because it works faster and is recommended for children here. I never liked it and I cried. But I don't have traumatic experiences from it. that's just exaggerated.

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#17 that is really useful to know and interesting - thank you. #10 - I don't know why you got downvoted so much. I agree about the consent part - obviously sometimes this is not possible and we don't know the details, but it hit me too that the child didn't want it which could have been really awful.

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I had a typo. I should have said *an* enema, not a enema... Typing long paragraphs on a phone makes me make errors.

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Enemas suck dick. I know that from personal experience. Forcing a child to have one without exploring other possibilities is stupid. If she must have it to stay alive,atleast suggest going to the hospital and having her sedated

A weird tip I found out from a friend is that if you can't go, drink a warm glass of water. Don't know why it works, but it does

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