Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Frequently asked questions

Shane is going to fast for a test this week. I want to make him as comfortable as possible, so I looked over the doctor's list to see what I should have on hand. The sheet reads (all-caps are the doctor's):

Day before the procedure, drink clear liquids only. Begin clear diet. Do not eat any food. You may have all the liquids you want. This includes broth, bouillon, any color Jello but red, coffee (without cream or milk), tea, all juices but V8 and orange juice with pulp, soda of any kind, Kool-Aid, popsicles or ice slushies. YOU ARE TO HAVE NOTHING TO DRINK AFTER MIDNIGHT, THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE, NOT EVEN WATER, UNTIL AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE. NO GUM. NO CANDY.


Q: Can I have anything to eat or drink after midnight or before the procedure?
A: No.

Q: What do I do if I become nauseated or begin vomiting?
A: Call the office, a doctor is always on call.

Q: Do I have to drink all the prep?
A: Yes.

Q: Is beer, gin and vodka considered a clear liquid?
A: No.

Q: Can I have Ensure or Slim-Fast?
A: No.

People ask these questions frequently? Did anyone else find the booze question disturbing?


MIKE said...

Is this for a colonoscopy??
(thought the booze question was a joke)

Courtney said...

Yeah, he's going in today. I hope that booze question was a joke!