My 3yo DS is having a colonoscopy this week to investigate some recent blood in stool (and bloating and explosive stools which he's always had but I didn't really think much of ).
Has anyone's child been through this? I'm feeling a bit emotional about it but won't show this to him. I need to tell him what's happening but I'm struggling to find the right (simple) words. Does anyone have any advice?
I had one last week! As he is a child he will be put to sleep. The prep is the worst bit, honestly. It basically gives you bad diahorrea...this isn't pleasant but a couple of tips...put orange of lemon squash in the prep...it'll make it easier to get down. Put sudocrem or vaseline on his bottom after each month movement or he will get sore If you have a tablet use it to let him.plAy games etc whilst Sat on the loo. He won't remember a thing, so.don't worry about that. Good luck
To be honest I didn't mind the not eating! Honestly, the prep is the worst bit. The actual procedure is a breeze after that. I was put under too and all I remember is a lovely sleep Do take Comfort from the fact that kids are so much more resilient than we are...it amazes mean what they take in their stride! los, do make sure be drinks LOADS esp after each movement. It will stop him getting dehyrated.
My 4 year old had one earlier this year for similar reasons also an endoscopy. Bowel prep wasn't as explosive as I thought it would be he was able to eat jelly day before so that kept him happy. They cannulated him whilst under ga and I held him as they put him to sleep once he woke I climbed on to the trolley with him. One tip though is to keep a pair of pull ups on him whilst they put him under otherwise his bowel will relax and he will poo over your leg <voice of experience> hope all goes well