These are common in children with CP, and each surgery must be preceded by an evaluation of nutritional status and assessment of the child's ability to physically heal and recover quickly from the trauma. Many children who are marginal oral feeders will decompensate, lose weight, and have a difficult time healing because of a cascade of events including pain, poor positioning for safe feeding, worsening constipation, minimal intake, lethargy, and increased medications for pain that may have a sedative effect. They may require supplemental feedings prior to surgery or during the postoperative period.
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Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.