The child life specialists at Children's Mercy help children cope with the feelings they may have about their illness, injury, disability, or hospitalization. They have provided the information below to help your child prepare and understand what to expect when they have a MACE.
What is a MACE?
MACE stands for Malone antegrade continence enema. A MACE helps kids poop easier.
How does it work?
There will be a small opening on the skin of your tummy wall called a stoma. It is very small, sometimes you can see a little pink and should not hurt. It may look bigger when you first get it, but it will get smaller.
Water can be put in your stoma through a small tube called a catheter. This will make your poop softer and help flush it out.