When a patient is going to have a colonoscopy, the colon has to be cleaned out so that the doctor can see what’s goin on in there.
To achieve this, the doctor often orders Golytely, which is an electrolyte solution meant to cause some serious cleaning-out while preventing dehydration and electrolyte imbalances. We sometimes give it in the ICU to patients who are to undergo a colonoscopy the next day. If they have an NG tube, we just mix it up and put it down that. If they don’t, they have to drink a glass of the stuff every 10 minutes.
An entire gallon of it.
Think of a really vile salty drink, then imagine having to drink a gallon of it within about 4 hours. Some complain more than others, but I think it’s safe to say that it isn’t pleasant.
It’s highly effective, though.
Apparently I’ve mentioned the process to my husband before, because one day he was walking around during his lunch break and found what might be a possible replacement for what has up until now been a very uncomfortable process! Instead of this:
People could just eat bags of this:
I found it to be quite an unfortunate name for a candy. And it isn’t just the name. Apparently if you’re “sensitive” and you eat too much, it really can possibly stand in for the other stuff!
Well, even if you weren’t exactly looking for the laxative effect, the bag claims that a serving of these candies actually counts as 1 exchange of fruit.
Since when do lemon oil and tangerine oil count as a fruit??