Slimeball enema Urgent - page 3

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Can anyone please tell me what this enema is we are stumpped and need to give to pt. Could also be known as a bubble gum enema Called all over hospital could you help Thank you :uhoh21:... Read More


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    Okay, so this is getting gross. Interesting, but gross. I can see the rationale for the stool transplant and can even imagine possibly revising my NPR Advanced Directive (as opposed to NG or PO).

    I'm puzzled about the enema recipes, though. Who first got the idea to put milk and molasses up their bums? Is there physiology behind it, or did people just start filling enema bags with anything handy until something worked?

    A friend tells me milk and mustard is an instant emetic, but I've never tried it.

    At least I'll have something to talk about at work, tomorrow.
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    glad you brought the foley catheter up.

    for those patients whose hard stool is just beyond the reach of your glove,and you don't have a sse bag or rectal tube available. attach a 18 fr or larger foley to end of a fleets enema bottle, lubricate well with water soluble gel, insert tube with rotating motion up past stool as high as it will reach. administer enema up high, try to keep the patient side-lying for 15 min, expect great results.


    brown cow = m+m = milk and molasses enema

    warm 8oz milk in pan on stove or microwave 1 min. mix in 8 oz molasses. allow mixture to cool to room temp (test on inside of forearm).
    once cooled, add to enema bag and your ready to go.

    swear too that brear rabbit superior to grandma's molasses as has higher darkstrap molasses content. :chuckle


    see diane k. newman, rnc, msn, crnp, faan incontinence nurse practitioners article for good info: http://www.seekwellness.com/incontinence/bowel.htm
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jan 14, '05
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    What about a bubble gum enema? I vaguely remember hearing about this one?
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    I am sorry I have no desire to be a "Dooky or Feces Donor" for my family member!
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    Googled Enemas & milk and molases, came up with this site full of enema recipies:
    http://www.health-information-fitnes...a-recipes.html

    Be aware that some persons view enemas as alternative therapy and a must for personal cleansing while others develop into a fetish and sex angle.

    Above website statement:

    "Never feel embarrassed or humiliated about using enemas.
    Feel
    proud that you give yourself permission to care for your body"



    So glad the 60's days of Fletcher's castoria and enema's while sick as child are now passe! If you eat your fruits, veggies, grains and drink plenty of water, usually have no need for enemas.






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    with friends like these, who needs enemas?
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    Quote from NRSKarenRN
    Thirty years in healthcare, never heard of that name or combination. Learned something new every day @allnurses.

    Highly support IIg statement + rationale "Why don't you ask the doctor who wrote the order?"

    Re Slimeball enema. What are the amounts of these ingredients glycerin, mineral oil, and water....Is it listed in a formulary or policy manual hidden on a high shelf somewhere on the unit?? Given many oil retention enemas, suspect its along those lines. Unless someone can show you the specific amounts/proportion of ingredients and policy how to administer, your on shaky ground should something do awry....seen several lawsuits over perforated bowel from enemas.

    However, have seen nothing work like the dynamite of milk and molasess enema, especially in my homecare patients.

    Willing to swap recipes.
    Well lets swap always good find someone willingly share ideas thanks Molly
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    Quote from nursemike
    Okay, so this is getting gross. Interesting, but gross. I can see the rationale for the stool transplant and can even imagine possibly revising my NPR Advanced Directive (as opposed to NG or PO).

    I'm puzzled about the enema recipes, though. Who first got the idea to put milk and molasses up their bums? Is there physiology behind it, or did people just start filling enema bags with anything handy until something worked?
    Still funny after all these years.

    -bolded by me-
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    Quote from michelle126
    What about a bubble gum enema? I vaguely remember hearing about this one?

    I know that the post is ancient, but a bubble gum enema is quite real and use to soften impactions. It consists of Colace Liquid (not the syrup) which often comes in a dropper bottle for peds. Its a red liquid thats given orally. Its harmess DSS. For a bubble gum enema, you mix a quantity (say 30ml in an empty fleet enema bottle and add an equal amount of oil (I think that it was mineral oil) and shake. This results in an pink emulsion that looks like bubble gum and is administeredas a retention enema. This is a hold-ever from the old days when formularies weren't enforced. I recall it because I saw it done as a student for a peds parient who was impacted and who was to receive a dose of barbiturate rectally.
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    Sounds Better then have homecare Nurse having do more cramping enema like M&M one which they never do anyways at least better then slimeball enema too LOL be in diaper for days Especially for MS Patient


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