6 yr old took miralax (polyethylene glycol) 3x/day/2days for hard stool. Day 3 now has bad cramps, bloated, 101 fever. Supposed to cont miralax (polyethylene glycol) 1xday for 2 months, do i?

Consider evacuation. As a top down med it often takes 3-5 days for the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to work down to the end of the colon and soften stools. If the kid has enough of a plug at the lower end, a simple children's enema may loosen it enough to allow enough stool removal to stop the cramps.Otherwise you are stuck with a loosened upper colon and blocked lower.Sometimes a gastrografin enema in xray will clear the worst of these.