Enemas for Bowel Management 101
Ha, pretty funny title for a clueless lady.
I am hoping it will be a dummies course for ME!!!
So as I mentioned in a comment on another post, I tried to get my head around the whole enema thing and found the task more difficult than expected. There is certainly no website that I can find that lays out all the options, with pictures and explains when and why to use each one.
So that being said, here are my questions:
1) What are the basic types and benefits of each? Is it a progression things, start with this, then when ready move to this? Or is it a preference thing? I’ve seen reference to fleet, cone & balloon. Are there more?
2) If impactions are often high due to very slow motility, how does an enema help if it doesn’t go very high? Do most people continue taking laxatives/stool softeners in conjunction with their enema program?
3) Could Camilla’s baby cone be used in lieu of a Miralax clean out or ER run in an emergency? Or is it not as effective.
See, I’m lost. Enemas for Dummies, anyone?