My patient for tomorrow has a colostomy, catheter, g-tube and also has a couple bed sores. This will be my first patient that has had any of these except the catheter. A guy who had him last week said you have to irrigate the colostomy. I never heard of that, I did have to irrigate a g-tube once. What is involved in the colostomy care? I hope there will be somebody to help me as I've only done this stuff in the lab on a "dummy" and our colostomy lesson was only a lecture. Hopefully I can get some idea to put my mind at ease because every wed. night I can't sleep wondering what my patient is going to be like. I don't know if that is normal or not?