The following steps need to be adhered to in order for the bowel to be sufficiently cleaned:
All preparation is to be done the day before surgery.
Have a clear liquid breakfast and lunch and dinner.
Clear liquid diet includes clear broth, plain Jell-O (no red Jell-O), coffee, tea, juices (apple, orange, grape, cranberry, grapefruit, etc with no pulp), sugar or artificial sweeteners, soda pop of any kind, Gatorade, Kool-aid, 7-up, soups which are strained so that only broth remains, Italian ices or Popsicles (no sherbet), hard candy.
Do not drink milk or cream or eat any solid food while on this diet. Regularly used medications such as digitalis, blood pressure medications, etc. may be continued.
Purchase two 1.5 fluid oz bottles or one 3 fluid oz bottle of Fleet Phospho-soda and one fleet enema from over the counter at your pharmacy.
1. Day before surgery at 10:00AM, add 1.5 fluid oz of the Fleet Phospho-soda to one half glass (4 oz) of cool water and drink.
2. Take 1.5 fluid oz of the Fleet Phospho-soda and water again at 2:00PM.
3. Take the Fleet enema the evening before surgery.
4. Nothing to eat or drink after midnight before surgery (except the medications which are taken daily in the morning, may use only minimum amount of water for swallowing the medicine).