My son has to take the Miralax prep tomorrow afternoon for his colonoscopy on Monday. This is different than the Fleet phospho-soda that Bratcat has taken in the past.
He is supposed to take the Miralax with 64 oz of Gatorade. I am confused because the paper only says Gatorade (not red). He likes the purple type (riptide rush) and the blue frost. But on the other paper the doctor's office gave it says the day before the procedure he can't have red or blue juice. Are either of these gatorades considered blue juice?
Also, any recommendations about the Miralax prep? It starts around 5pm the night before (and includes taking 2 Dulcolax pills at 9pm). Does this mean he will be in the bathroom all night? Or early in the morning? Will it make him nauseous like the phospho-soda does for Bratcat?
His colonoscopy is at 1pm. Will he be done with the bathroom by noon?
--Mom of bratcat (16 years old)--
bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Asacol - 3 pills/3Xday, 2 tabs 6-mp/1.5 tabs 6-mp every other day
11/14/06 - started prednisone; 1/28/07 - finished prednisone!
3/3/07 - began to taper off hydrocortisone sloowwly! Summer 2007 - slowly began tapering Rowasa. 9/07 -- flaring? Nightly Rowasa. 9/21/07 -- added hydrocortisone enemas. 9/30/07--added prednisone. 10/31--started 6-mp, stopped the enemas. Started lowering prednisone.