Friday, April 13, 2007

Ass-ume the position!

Best results are achieved if the bowel is emptied immediately before the enema is given.
Preparing the Medication for Administration
Shake the bottle well to make sure that the suspension is homogeneous.<--white lovely suspension of a consistency many folks associate with penile fluids
Remove the protective sheath from the applicator tip. Hold the bottle at the neck so as not to cause any of the medication to be discharged. <--Actually easier said then done. Very flimsy bottles here. Man I hate the wet spot.
Image from Drug Label Content
Assuming the Correct Body Position
Best results are obtained by lying on the left side with the left leg extended and the right leg flexed forward for balance. <--while carefully holding the bottle so as not to "discharge" medication, and without getting some body part crushed under you in an impossible to maintain position...In my case,most likely my breast.
Image from Drug Label Content
An alternative to lying on the left side is the "knee-chest" position as shown here.
Image from Drug Label Content<--if best results are on side...why this less appealing option? Maybe for those who prefer blood rushing to their head for 30 min as opposed to squashed breasts?
Administering the Retention Enema
Gently insert the lubricated applicator tip into the rectum, pointed slightly toward the navel (umbilicus). <--toward the belly button? My rectum is nowhere near where I can point to my belly button, sorry.
Grasp the bottle firmly, then tilt slightly so that the nozzle is aimed toward the back, and squeeze slowly to instill the medication. Steady hand pressure will discharge most of the solution. After administering, withdraw and discard the used unit. <---without jumping out of bed and un-assuming the position.
Image from Drug Label Content<---interesting rendering of where it should go
Remain in position for at least 30 minutes to allow thorough distribution of the medication internally. Retain the enema all night, if possible. <--no babe, can't turn over, waiting for the magic white fluid to reach its target!

Store at controlled room temperature, 15°-30°C (59°-86°F).


Denise said...

too bad the magic white fluid does not cause pregnancy lol

TW said...

You never know. It says steroid not sterile.

skeet said...

Sounds like such jolly good fun. Just haow I'd like to spend my weekend. NOT!

Sorry, sweets. I hope they find out something fabulous (like say, how to make you better?) after putting you through that. Yuck!

Emsxiety said...

Sounds like a great way to spend a Friday night. Ranks right up there with okay I got nothing.

Hope it helps is all I can add.

TW said...

LOL Skeet, you know better when it comes to tummy troubles. As for you Em...uh huh. Nothing like steroidal enemas to make for a fun friday. At least I am moronically entertaining on steroids. I know Denise can't wait for me to feel better and be steroid crazed cleaning house...straightening cupboards! Making cleaning smells.