Malachi does have his 4 year appointment coming up in January, but I wanted to get your thoughts on this.
Malachi started off being completely potty trained. He got everything in the potty all the time for a few months. Then, he started pooping in his underwear. Then he mostly stopped that but started having wet underwear. Now, he has wet underwear and pants all day long. Then add in that even though he sits on the potty he gets urine all over the floor half the time he goes. I do a load of laundry nearly every single day to keep him in underwear and pants.
Why would this keep getting worse? Each worsening does seem linked to an illness but he does not improve between them. So right now, he poops in his underwear twoish times a week and needs to change his underwear and pants about every single hour. We have him go potty every time we leave the house but he will still need an underwear and pants change while we are out unless he has had zero water for about an hour before we leave and none while we are out. If for some reason he falls asleep in the car, he pees. At night he goes through two diapers (he wakes to go potty but his diaper is already wet). Before, he'd be dry when he woke up to pee and we could put the same diaper back on.
Do you think that something is wrong? Is this just that he is too distracted to pay attention? Should I revert back to the going every 30 minutes all day long? It is just strange because the sleeping stuff has gotten worse, too.