Lew, there are two different varieties of liquid diet. "Clear liquid" is jello, broth, etc. - anything you can see through. "Full liquid" includes cream soups, ice cream, milk - pretty much anything that's liquid at room temperature - in addition. Full liquid is much more tolerable for most than clear.
I hope your son's meds kick in and he feels better soon. If that isn't to be, it might be just as well for him to go ahead with the surgery - he'll already be pretty much cleaned out and won't have to do that awful prep again.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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