Anus! After the shock
wore off set in, mere minutes after Sophia’s birth and diagnosis, we got yet another round of news. Sophia was born with an imperforate anus. Say wha? Let me just say that I am still learning what all that means, but in layman’s terms, it means she was born without an exit.
Because of this little tidbit of news, we are still struggling with potty training 5 years later. No worries, all of her plumbing works- and I mean WORKS. Girl poops with the best of them, which is what inspired me to write this post.
I deal with a LOT of poop. Like an inordinate amount. I also spend lots of time sitting on the bathroom floor singing, reading books, and watching videos on an iPad. Pooping for her is like an Olympic sport. It has taken lots of training and a whole lot of coaching.
Little ones with DS have low muscle tone, and we have muscle EVERY WHERE. Let that sink in for a moment. We have tried vitamins, probiotics, oils, and medicines to alleviate her symptoms. Some of which have worked, and I will post about later. However, Squatty Potty Adjustable 2.0, White, has changed the way our time is spent in the loo. It puts Sophia in the optimal position to, ahem, eliminate! It has not cured her symptom, but it has improved her process!
I am not an expert on elimination, no wait, yes I am! Seriously, if you have a little one that struggles in the potty, this is worth a shot! It will set them up to be more comfortable, and you just may like the outcome!