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8 year-old with bowel incontinence

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  • Posted By: Spunkydkcg
  • January 25, 2012
  • 04:31 PM

My 8 year-old son was born with Down syndrome and Hirschsprungs disease. Due to the Hirschspungs disease he did not have a bowel movement until after he had 10% of his colon removed at 10 days old. He has never maintained controll of his bowel movements. His bowel movements aer the consistency of peanut butter, nothing ever formed. His doctors all claim that he has good sphincter muscle strength but has no sense of control. He is almost always "poopy." He eats a pretty well-balanced diet but what could you recommend in his diet that might "bind" him up a bit? I think if his stools were more formed he would not evacuate as oftern. I wish to start him in the first grade this coming fall but the diapering issue is becoming a hinderance. Any advice would be most appreciated. Thank you, Susan

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  • what could you recommend in his diet that might "bind" him up a bit? I think if his stools were more formed he would not evacuate as oftern.
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