My daughter just had one done today at the University of Michigan.
They didn't use the pop rocks either. But when she had one done last year at our local hospital, they did us the pop rocks, and took a standing up picture before they started. They didn't use a tipping table either, but they had her turn and move and took pics in various positions. He also used the balloon paddle, and ice cream scoop, as they called them to separate the bowel loops.
Sorry your having troubles, what are "pop rocks" ? never heard of that. I have had my share of tests too. I just chug that barium stuff as it's got to go down anyway, I just imagine it's a pina colada. Ha Ha.
I am sorry your test went astray and remember you know yourself best so be your own advocate and ask them questions.
Sj, you posted you ask your staff to say "How do you teach people not to be stupid?"
Perhaps a better approach woulld be to ask your staff "How they can educate their patients?"
I believe that every patient that comes to a hospital setting needs education about their disease process and the tests being administered. Talk to the patients. They are a wealth of information.
Just my humble opinion or 2 1/2 cents worth. :)RespectfullyKitt
Thanks for the explanation , I am just not fond of using the word stupid. But I hear you, I have actually said some people are stupid and then regretted it. Of course that was probably when I was stressing to the max.................
Yes he is sending me a standing order for the tests. But if the obstruction comes back before I get the order or if it happens not during regular business hours, I will have to go to the ER. For the past 2 days I have had a partial obstruction, or something like that. Not much is getting through, and something isn't right, but I don't want to go for the xrays until I KNOW that it will show up. Plus I don't have the order yet! I have a better cable system at home and my computer, I really don't want to go to the ER, it will mean at least 2 days of admission, which means 2 days of no surfing the net!