Please help! colonoscopy with ileostomy and i can't find n e directions!

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   Posted 6/22/2008 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
ok so my colonscopy is tomorrow at 8:45, i have an ileo, and the letter the hospital sent me just states to use to fleet enemas the night b4 and one in the am(which is already freaking me out, i'm already procrastinating).  But what about eating, i know i cant eat after midnight, but what about during the day today? i know with an endoscopy i cant...but does n e body know the "standard" procedure for a colonsocopy with an ileostomy?
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Seatons placed
Worst year ever!

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
Where does mine come from?!
 Temp Ileostomy performed 1/29/08
Still Adusting has been my Godsend...Thank you

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   Posted 6/22/2008 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   
You do not have to do the Fleet enema. All you have to do is not eat or drink anything after midnight, and you'll be cleaned out.
Good luck tomorrow!
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)

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   Posted 6/23/2008 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Ileostomates should not have to do an enema for any testing.  Clear liquids do the trick.

Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

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   Posted 6/23/2008 11:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Praying, how did your test go? I hope it went well.
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