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Help Re: Constipation - Need Recipe!

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Hello ya'll! I'm at work right now and could use some help. I have a pt who has not had a "good" BM in about a week. I remember reading on here someone's recipe for something to help with that. If I recall it has prune juice and sprite and soemthing else in it. Does anybody know what it is? 'Cause I think it would be really helpful to my pt. thanks!

GingerSue

Has 20 years experience.

Why the sprite?

1 cup all bran

1 cup applesauce

1/2 cup prune juice

Cinnamon and/or nutmeg to taste... Mix it up, put it in the refrigerator. I makes a kind of pudding. We used to give a med cup of it for each patient daily.

Hope this helps.

half prune juice and half 7-up warmed, is an old recipe good for gas and bm, guess sprite would probably be the same difference

KJRN79

Specializes in OB/peds (after gen surgery for 3 yrs).

We used to warm up 4 oz prune juice, put in 1/2-1 teas lemon juice and sugar to sweeten to taste. If my memory serves me right it worked EVERY time! (Postpartum moms, anyway!)

TravelingirlRN

Specializes in Emergency. Has 14 years experience.

We used to use warm prune juice and MOM mixed. Tastes bad but works well.

annmariern

Specializes in vascular, med surg, home health , rehab,. Has 30 years experience.

30 of mom, 40z any carbonated drink, 4 0z prune juice. or 1 dulcolax supp.

seems to work most of the time

Balder_LPN, LPN

Specializes in Urgent Care. Has 1 years experience.

miko014 said:
Hello ya'll! I'm at work right now and could use some help. I have a pt who has not had a "good" BM in about a week. I remember reading on here someone's recipe for something to help with that. If I recall it has prune juice and sprite and something else in it. Does anybody know what it is? 'Cause I think it would be really helpful to my pt. thanks!

TracyB,RN, RN

Specializes in jack of all trades, master of none. Has 14 years experience.

I've seen warm prune juice do the trick many times...not too appetizing, but most stuff isn't...

This recipe we call "the bomb"

warm prune juice

1 tablespoon melted butter

MOM

-Usually see results by the next day

PS - we put the butter in the prune juice to melt followed by the MOM

I eat cream of wheat almost every morning and the next day when I go it is like giving birth. Since you said he has not gone in 1 week I reccomend the 4 oz of prune juice warmed ( I don't know why warm but it works real good) If not u might have to get an order for an enema or disimpation.

In New Zealand here we use stewed prunes with kiwifruit pureed in it. Also a product called kiwicrush which the pt.s drink. It usually works very well. We have it in the fridge on the ward all the time. Great stuff.

Scuse my ignorance, but what is MOM? Don't know that abbreviation.

Dr Pepper at room temperature. It is actually carbonated prune juice. I've used this one for years. A Dr suggested this. Also, for the opposite, diarhhea, drink liquid jello. The jello solidify's in the intestines, its always worked for my family.

Good tips, thanks dudes. I tried to do a search on this, but I was at work and didn't have time to comb through all the results - but get this, my manager was looking at this with me! I was sure I would get busted for using the computer, but when she saw I was using it for a pt, she was very interested, lol! Tried the warm 7-up (we only have sierra mist...six of one, right?) and prune juice combo, but it didn't work. Maybe it wasn't warm enough? Anyway I gave her some MOM and she was waiting for results when I left...

fleasle

Specializes in Transplant.

azlisa said:
Dr Pepper at room temperature. It is actually carbonated prune juice. I've used this one for years. A Dr suggested this. Also, for the opposite, diarhhea, drink liquid jello. The jello solidify's in the intestines, its always worked for my family.

That is an urban legend. Dr. Pepper has never been made of, or contained prune juice. Here is the snopes page link to read about it if you wish.