My son is 6 and about to turn 7. He was potty trained before the DDay, since DDay he has had more 'poopy' accidents than I can count, including having to leave work to pick him up from school.
I guess I need to take him to a doctor to see if it is a condition. Since this started after DDay could it be an effect from the tension after DDay? Things have been great lately, no fighting, but he still has accidents. Ugh.
Does anyone deal with potty accidents or other behavioral issues after DDay?
I have discussed this with my IC. DS is 9. She first said to take him to the doctor to rule out anything physical. I would recommend you do that too. His doc did come back with possible physical issues, constipation. We have some recommendations on helping that.
I still don't know exactly what the issue is. I am still not convinced that it is the constipation but it seems to be getting a bit better. I think DS has an issue with going poo at school.
We are taking DS back to counseling next week and I want to address it with him there as well.
Kids don't always have words---and their bodies do the talking.
When my son was in his early teens, he had PROFOUND physical effects. They actually began before d-day; he was aware of what was going on before I was, poor kid.
He developed serious, unremitting vomiting, then migraines. I mean, brain-scan, stomach-biopsy illness. It persisted over the course of two school years. Then d-day hit---and it all became clear: it was DEPRESSION.
The MINUTE I said to him, "P, I think this is depression," it was like a weight was lifted from him. The headaches and vomiting remitted immediately.
Unfortunately, they were replaced with crushing symptoms more typical of depression---and it was VERY scary.
It was very rocky time, but with appropriate care, has improved dramatically. Now I have my "old" boy back.
But i know my child saw me crying. I know he sensed the tension. He's very emotionally intuitive and sensitive (his sibling is not as much and he had no signs of stress). When we went to see the doctor for his symptoms, she said..."did he experience stress in october or november of last year?" Um, yea - D-Day was late September.
It broke my heart. he's better now, though.
I will take him to the doctor and see if there is anything else I can do. Thank you!