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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Skating and suppositories

Today I took the afternoon off to accompany Joseph on a field trip. His school got to skate with the Bloomington Prairie Thunder in the hockey arena. The kids had a great time, and the hockey players helped teach kids how to skate. By the end of the time, most kids were able to shuffle around at least a little bit. Joseph wore his helmet and practiced both skating and pratfalls. The hockey players brought out a bunch of chairs for the non-skating kids to push around.

However, when we got home, we had to tackle the issue of Joseph's uncooperative bowels. He has been complaining about stomach pains at home and school for at least two days, assuredly because he has not had a bowel movement for several days. He generally eats an "intestinally-friendly" diet with lots of veggies, fruit and fiber. For the last few days, we had been trying him on laxatives and stool softeners, but not luck.

So today Danny went out and got glycerine suppositories. Believe me, Joseph was not a willing participant in the application of said medication. Yesterday NPR had a story about boys molested within the Hasidic Jewish organization. I fear that one day Joseph will recall the glycerine suppository incident, and we will get a call from his lawyer. On the positive side, the suppository worked almost immediately, and he feels 100% better. The poor child was attempting to pass something so dense and unflushable that we ended up having to dispose of it by bagging it in a dog poop bag and taking it out to the trash can.


Beth said...

Oh that's terrible. Poor Joseph. I laughed so hard...

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry I'm laughing too!!!