Living with a bowel disorder can be especially difficult when you’re young. There is often physical pain and other difficulties such as bloating, loss of appetite and soiling many times a day. But it can also lead to emotional pain, embarrassment and insecurity. At a time when children and teenagers should be growing, developing and discovering their identity and independence, a bowel disorder can steal their youth and make them feel sad and isolated.
Topics: Transanal irrigation (TAI), Children and TAI, Bowel dysfunction
What does Alice, 10 years old, think about Transanal Irrigation?
October 28 2020
Alice Tillman is really passionate about spreading knowledge of TAI – the thought of other children having to endure painful procedures because of bowel disorders, like she did, makes her frustrated when there is an alternative available. She hopes that all children who need it will be able to use it and get the fun back in their life.Read More
Topics: Bowel management, Children and TAI, Bowel dysfunction
How TAI gave one family their life back – part 2
October 14 2020
Having organized their whole lives around her enema schedule, Alice and her family discovered the benefits of Transanal Irrigation – TAI. Would Alice finally be able to go to the toilet without pain?Read More
Topics: Bowel management, Children and TAI, bowel disorder
How TAI gave one family their life back – part 1
October 7 2020
A family might take for granted the typical activities they might enjoy – swimming, nature and play. For one family, none of this would have been possible had they not discovered Transanal Irrigation – TAI.Read More
Topics: Bladder and bowel interaction, Bowel management, Children and TAI, Bowel dysfunction
TAI for children: Trying Transanal Irrigation for the first time
November 22 2018
This afternoon I had the huge privilege of meeting Emily aged 'four and a lot' (nearly five). Emily has cerebral palsy and was diagnosed aged two. I feel so humbled but also honored that I was involved in their lives today. This is why I love my job so much.
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Topics: Children and TAI, Bowel dysfunction