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Old 01-10-2008, 10:42 AM   #1
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Need ideas - clear liquid diet before medical tests

Husband is having a test tomarrow and can only have liquids today, any ideas besides broth and jello?

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Old 01-10-2008, 10:48 AM   #2
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not much .. green tea, chicken broth (flavor it with a basil leaf but take it out), gatoraide etc.

It's bearable for a day.
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Are milkshakes concidered liquid>??
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Old 01-10-2008, 12:23 PM   #4
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PD I dont think so his sheet says clear liquids,coffee,pop. Husband is a person who eats all day long so he is going crazy. Though there might be something else withe a little flavor. I'd be fine with the jello,coffee, and water. Hubby LOVES his food.
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Old 01-10-2008, 02:21 PM   #5
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I think the point is to severely limit his intake of "food".

If you cheat and find stuff to :fill him up:, then you will quite possibly
skew the results of the test, or even make the doctor delay the test.

He needs to suck it up and be hungry for a day, so the test results will be valid.

Especially if it has anything to do with heart or colon health.
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Old 01-10-2008, 02:22 PM   #6
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I've had quite a few of these tests He can have clear soft drinks like Sprite and apple or white grape juice - nothing with red food coloring. I found that drinking the broth from canned chicken soup, or better yet, Panera's chicken noodle soup, was more satisfying that a can of plain broth (and the dog benefited from the solids ). Make sure the jello is not red or orange - that can mess up the test results. HTH.
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I think the point is to severely limit his intake of "food".
It's not just to help clean out his system - if anything eaten or drunk in the prep period has red coloring, that can skew the results. It can look like blood in the scope, when it may not be, resulting in an incorrect diagnosis.
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Vodka jello shots. Give him enough of them and he'll forget being hungry.
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Old 01-10-2008, 02:30 PM   #9
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Vodka jello shots. Give him enough of them and he'll forget being hungry.
Ya Baby! That sounds like a great diet to me.
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Are milkshakes concidered liquid>??
Yep pds, anything that melts is considered liquid..See what ya learn at dialysis?
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