Saturday, October 10, 2009

Dang you, Caleb!

Recently, Caleb has had a poop problem. He's had a little rash (what the pediatrician diagnosed yesterday as a strep A infection) around his bum hole which makes pooping pretty painful and bloody. (sorry) And so, he will hold his poop for as long as it will hold and then unload in his pants, and sometimes in the potty. (Sorry again, I have to set up the story.) Although I feel bad it hurts him to poop it's got to come out one way or another so can he please put it in the potty!?!


A week or so ago I was at lunch with my grandma who was visiting, my aunt, my mom, her friend, and Caleb. Before getting there my grandma had bought Caleb some little figure guys and he took them into the restaurant to play with. At the end of the meal Caleb began doing his poop dance which I've come to recognize and loathe. I took him to the potty where he peed and then refused to poop saying, "see mom, there's no poop." He was even holding his little legs together in order to keep his cheeks together and keep the poop in. I told him that I was going to have to take his new toys until he could put his poop in the potty. The stink said while sitting on the potty and squeezing, "I want you to. I want you to take my toys!" Fine.

We went back to the table where he immediately took his toys and threw them across the table at me. He didn't poop until later that day.

Last week on an especially frustrating day on and off the potty. He says to me from the couch, "the quickest way to stop poop is to sit on a pillow." What?? He sits on a pillow and sort of bounces up and down until the 'pains' stop and then he'll go play again until finally...the poop has no choice but to...

We finally got some medicated cream and an antibiotic to clear all this up and hopefully resume a normal bowel movement. Geez, I thought I was done cleaning up his rear.

6 comments:

Trina said...

Great story! I love the sweet, innocent pictures to go along with it.

Jody said...

I am rolling..I even had to read it out loud to Clint and had to laugh at how many times I said "poop"! Sorry we missed you when we were in town. I hope we'll get to see you sometime soon. We are going to be there again in Dec, but don't know how long. Hope all is well and that your "poop" problem has cleared up.

Dutson Fam said...

Ba ha ha ha! Great story! Poor little guy! :/

Anna said...

Poor guy. Poor mom.

Alexandria said...

I'm so excited that you're having a girl. I obviously have been behind on keeping in touch but I'm so excited for you! You are a darling pregnant lady. Keep us posted on where you end up. I sure miss everyone from Ithaca. Take care.

Kami said...

How funny and sad for the both of you! I hope his sore bum gets better :)