A colonoscopy can be the butt of many jokes, funny and dreadful at the same time. It is not a procedure that is reserved for older adults - thousands of kids, some very young, undergo this test every year. The cleansing preparation is notoriously unpleasant, but there are ways to make it easier. Here are some good options to ease the discomfort: ...continue reading "Gentle colonoscopy prep"
It may be helpful to transition to low-residue foods which are pureed with lots of liquid on the third and second days before your procedure, then changing to clear liquids the day of the preparation.
Since a colonoscopy can be tough on the gut, be proactive in preventing a “post colonoscopy flare”.after the procedure, ease gradually back into a normal SCD diet. Start with pureed soups or smoothies, and then your most digestible (and low residue) soft foods before restarting your regular SCD foods.
Homemade popsicles from the white grape juice and SCD lemonade.
Any juice must be SCD legal and should be used diluted.
Chicken broth should be clear, with no solids in the liquid. Strain the broth several times to filter out any particulates. Skim the fat off as best you can, this is easier when the broth has been chilled. The fat is likely to affect a pill cam, so you do want to make sure the broth isn't too fatty.
Plan ahead to keep the child busy (toys, movies, playtime) and take their mind off of what’s going on so the time will go by faster!