Larry's colonoscopy (canceled)!
I thought I was so prepared for this test. I bought the Miralax and the Docolax pills and the 64 oz. of apple juice to mix with the Miralax. Larry was a real trooper through all of this and did not mind drinking all of the apple juice/Miralax mix. From 5:30 until 11:30 we were running to the bathroom every 15-20 min. It stopped at 11:30 and we thought we had it made. WRONG! He started again at 2 a.m. and I decided to call the Dr. as I was afraid he wasn't going to be ready for his test at 11 a.m. I said we followed the instructions to the letter and even did the 5 day prep of a low fiber diet. Where was this stuff coming from??? The Dr. asked if we had anymore of Miralax. I said "no, he used all of the 64 oz." She then said to take two more of the Ducolax pills and that he could drink 4 glasses of water until 4 a.m. I could hear Larry's stomach rattling in bed. Poor guy. He was so afraid that he started shaking. He didn't clear by 8 a.m. and they suggested two things. He could go 1 more day on clear liquids and then another round of the Miralax and he could come in the next afternoon for his colonoscopy, or he could reschedule. :head_hurts: I decided to cancel as I thought Larry would be dehydrated or passed out from exhaustion by then. I was exhausted also. It's funny because he never had this trouble before and I haven't had that much trouble either with this test. Anyway, this was a true test for a caregiver/wife and her spouse. Poor Larry. I don't know if I can make him go through this again. I can only know that I am not alone in this as Debbie/Bruce experienced this too. Thanks Debbie for your help.