Kelsie, I work a lot with teens. You may have better luck if you're helping her learn to do it for herself. Teens need to feel in control, so any choices you can give her will help.
Try having her breathe through her mouth, that will keep her from bearing down. Coach her through Lamaze breathing if you know that - deep breath in, feel it fill your lungs clear to the bottom, out slowly. You can even try the "pant, pant, pant" part when you insert the tube. The breathing may or may not help her physically, but it will give her something else to concentrate on.
Yes, they really can work that fast. Help your daughter make that connection, and today celebrate having no pain. Good luck!
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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