It has been a guessing game until today. Does he know what is going on with that part of his body? Is this mechanical? Is it behavioral? The scopes he has had made it appear he is structurally normal, at least. But now we know. Garrett's inability to poop on the toilet isn't there. We do hope that now we can move forward with this therapy and maybe help him gain control and thus more independence. He gets so incredibly upset on days when he has poops like the one in the photo ALL DAY. And yes, he tells us he doesn't know when it is happening. Also, one other clue that the pelvic floor muscle response or lack-of was the issue is that usually when he poops he is in bed before going to sleep. So he is relaxing and then the poop can finally travel the exit route.
Sorry if this is T.M.I for you, but for some other of you, I hope maybe this leads you in a new direction or gives you some ideas or hope! For me, I crawl, and I mean almost literally CRAWL in bed after this long, but wonderful day, and pray for forgiveness for not always being the loving, positive mom that my kid needs!!