Honesty is All I Can Give

November 27, 2010

My daughter turns 4 in 2 months, and yet is still having "accidents" (#2 only) at least twice a day.  She's always had problems with having real poo-poo's and we've been to the doctor numerous times for it, but now I am at my wits end.  About 2 hours ago she had a major blow out in her new jeans, which I cleaned the entire bathroom and then put her in my shower to wash her down.  I never got upset or mad because I understand it's her medicine.  We sat down and talked about how she needs to tell me or just run to the restroom right when she feels the need to go potty.  She promised next time she would, and just now had another huge blowout in her 2nd pair of jeans for the day.  I know it's not completely her fault, but I swear I cannot take another huge bathroom cleaning or wiping her entire lower half down.  We go through toilet paper & underwear like crazy lately!  I am thinking we might go backwards and put her in pull ups again.  I am sitting here trying not to cry about this and knows there much worse things we could be dealing with, but honestly, I just don't know what else to do.


  1. my eldest is three and has made NOT ONE stride closer to being out of his pull-ups. At least you know, in this world, there are no high schoolers in diapers, they all eventually get it.

  2. I agree, that they don't go to High School in Pullups. It will really just fix itself.
    Savannah is five and I have to get her up at night and put her on the toilet. It's just what has to happen for us.
    Hugs that both get through this with the #2 issue. Maybe have her carry something that makes a sound (a bell) and alerts you to but her on the toilet immediately.

    Viola over at www.alongawidowedroad.blogspot.com

  3. I'm so sorry to read. I suffer from ulcerative colitis, which I was diagnosed with at 5. There were many accidents and the embarrassment I experienced as a kid led me to avoid going to the doctor and dealing with it as an adult. I can imagine how hard it is for you but your understanding and patience will go a long way! As young as she is, I'm sure she senses your disappointment and if it isn't something she can control, she must feeling be terribly confused :( Have you consulted your pediatrician? Best wishes!!

  4. Thank you all for your great comments. Jill- Thank you, it's nice to hear your side and realize I just need to breath & let her know it's not her fault. We've had these problems since she was born, and we thought we had gotten through them, but I will keep a positive attitude so she knows it's okay. Thanks again!

  5. I love your honesty and will be thinking of you! I hope that it works out and I will continue to read to keep up with the progress. I can only imagine how stressful it is. Thank you for following me! :)

    Peace & Love


  6. Following you back! Take care and I know it is stressful but mommy can handle it all! We have too!! ha ha


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