Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:09 am
I am mom to a lovely 4 year old son who was born with high imperforate anus. At birth he was given a colostomy and had a pull-through procedure done at 6 months. At 10 months the colostomy was reversed. After over 2 years of extreme constipation, constant soiling, and laxatives, we opted to give our son a chait trapdoor caecostomy. He has had it for almost 2 years now and has really made his and our lives easier and happier. We are still doing anal dilatations every other day, which our son absolutely hates.
Do you have a child who was born with anal atresia? I would love to hear about your lives and the difficulties and triumphs of caring for a child with bowel complications! Sometimes I feel like the only parent out there who is struggling with this issue!