Blood in stools is a very serious problem and can be very fatal to your baby. A case in point is the death of a three-year-old boy named Michael Sheggren. Michael Sheggren was only two weeks old when he died from the blood in his stool. This news got my attention because my family was close to him and we used to visit him at the hospital on a regular basis. I immediately went to the Internet to find out what had happened and how this could have happened.
The news report stated that Michael Sheggren died from excessive blood in his stools. Blood in stools is caused by extreme intestinal discomfort. This discomfort may be caused by constipation, diarrhea, or even hemorrhoids. It is not considered a dangerous condition by most medical professionals.
But is it really dangerous? Absolutely! It is a medical emergency. You need to remove this potentially fatal stool. I’ll tell you how you can do this easily without having to go to the hospital.
If your infant is constipated, he might have a blood clot in his veins. A blood clot in the vein can quickly burst and cause a major cardiovascular event. This is known as thrombotic hemorrhoid. And since blood in stools has the potential to cause a major cardiovascular event, it’s important to remove this blood quickly.
Here’s what you do. What you want to do first is get the stool from Michael Sheggren’s intestines. You can do this by using a wet diaper. Then, get a large pot of warm water and bring it to the toilet. Soak the feces in the water for 20 minutes.
Once the stool is cooked, use a small pair of scissors or a baby’s toy knife to cut it into small pieces. Now, get a clean and sterilized spoon. Use this spoon to carefully collect the blood from the toddler’s stool. You should also remember to wash the knife after collecting the stool.
Once the blood is removed from the stool, take it to the local hospital. A nurse will be able to examine the blood. However, this type of blood is usually only present in cases of severe trauma. Doctors usually perform this procedure if the child is suffering from a condition like hemophilia. Don’t worry, the blood will be removed and put under observation. That’s why I mentioned that it’s usually only present in severe cases of trauma.
If your infant doesn’t have hemophilia, you can remove the blood in stools by yourself. You will need some medical equipment, like anesthetics or a monitor. Then, you will take the blood out of the stool and place it in a disposable syringe. You’ll need to insert the syringe into the anus.
Don’t do this too soon. Just insert the syringe for a few seconds. Blood clots can be difficult to remove so you want to avoid unnecessary pain and discomfort. If the stools turn darker, there is probably a lot of blood in them.
Once the stools are clear, leave them alone. Infantile colic usually comes with some screaming, crying, and wailing. Your baby might be hungry, thirsty, or just tired. Don’t disturb your infant. Let him settle down on his own.
In general, you need to keep the stools soft until they are discharged. When they’re dry and hard, they are in the phase where they pass easier and faster through the intestines. You can moisten them with some water or milk before placing them in the mouth. This will make eating easier for your infant.
Constipation could also be caused by blood in stools. This condition makes it hard for waste to be eliminated efficiently. The harder the stool is, the more difficult the waste removal is. If your child has constipation, you should look for any symptoms that could be related to the bowels such as straining, frequent vomiting, blood in stools, and diarrhea. Keep an eye on him because he might be dehydrated.