Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Warning: this is a poop post.

I think what has been bothering Edda for a few weeks now is our regular (ha!) enemy, constipation. I think the poor girl has lost five pounds worth of poop in the last 5 days. It's a fine line between uncomfortable constipation and entire outfits that need changing twice a day.

I like to keep Edda on a once-every-other-day schedule because this means that she can make it to the potty for her poops about 80-90% of the time which is just fabulous! But any less often and Edda gets grumpy and any more often, she doesn't have enough control (to help us) make it to the potty. The amount of Miralax that Edda ingests each day is a little variable. You have to mix Miralax into liquids like juice in order to ingest it and Edda's liquid intake is highly variable (mainly not drinking enough, but every once in a while, she'll surprise you by drinking two cups at a go), so the amount of laxative ingested each day is a little different.

Anyways, it's been a messy five days or so (at school mainly - I need to send them some cookies or something), hopefully Edda is feeling better. She's still a little fussy sometimes, but a lot less than before.

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