Noah went from zero compliance to independently going pee in the potty in under twenty-four hours. Going #2 was not nearly as easy for him....or me. Noah was diagnosed with encopresis when he was three years-old and after seeing multiple GI specialists and a behavioral psychologist it was decided the best course of action was to give him double the adult dose of Miralax each day to soften his stools to a point where he would be unable to hold them in because they would be like water.
Two weeks ago when I began Operation Potty I stopped giving Noah Miralax, I replaced it with more fluids, a couple spoonfuls of Benefiber, and a daily liquid suppository which Noah HATED and would fight me as I inserted it. But, each day he would sit on the toilet as I held him and reassured him and told him to, "PUSH!" instead of holding it in and he would eventually let go.
Two days ago following our normal routine Noah needed to poop and didn't want to do it. So, I gave him a choice. He could push it out himself or I could give him another suppository (which I call "an orange" because it has an orange cap) and make him go. After a couple minutes of whining and being non-compliant he went. He finally pushed instead of holding and for the first time in over six years he had the most normal looking bowel movement I have seen.
I went bonkers. I clapped and cheered and told him, "Good job!" and gave him tickles, and blew bubbles, and did all the things Noah loves to let him know how happy I was.
To let him know what a huge fucking deal this was for him, for me, for everyone who cares for him.
Then I made this video:
Yesterday, he came home from school and did the same thing again.
Thank you, sweet baby Jesus I finally have two children with autism potty trained.