Colonoscopy for a 4 1/2 yo.....

Sandra - posted on 03/12/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Hi out there....This is my first post!!! Just been informed that my 4 1/2 year old requires a colonoscopy because of some problems he's been having. A little scared about all this so wondering if anyone out there has had a young child go through the same thing. Would love you to share your experiences. Thanks...

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S. - posted on 03/12/2012

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Awww the poor boy :( I haven't had a child go through it but I have, so don't know if that helps? I'm not sure how they will do your boy but with me the night before I had to drink something called clean prep then I went to the hospital they sedated me and the nurse talked to me the whole way through, now I rememeber the whole thing but it was all very vague and totally pain free in fact the worst thing about the whole thing is the clean prep drink!

Big hugs to your boy

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Sandra - posted on 03/12/2012

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Thanks to both of you. Makes me feel a little better. It's not going to be fun trying to explain this to a 4 year old!!! We'll see how we go.

Amanda - posted on 03/12/2012

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Yeah hubby was windy too! He said there was zero pain during or after. First poop wasnt fun, I assume a lot like the first soild poop after having the runs.

S. - posted on 03/12/2012

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Amanda I actually do have to have fallow up colonoscopies every few years for the the rest of my life :( and I am dreading having the drink again lol. Sandra I don't rememeber many side affects apart from i was a bit windy ;) and I slept alot the next day but I don't rememeber being in any pain

Sandra - posted on 03/12/2012

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Thanks Stacey & Amanda.... Apparently he will have to go through a liquid diet the day before and he will be under a general through the whole thing so won't feel anything (hopefully!!!). Were there any nasty side effects after the procedure to either you Stacey, or you husband, Amanda??

Amanda - posted on 03/12/2012

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My husband has also had it and he would agree with you 100% Stacey. He swears if he ever has to drink that again he might die LOL

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