And you want me to do what?

Dr.’s Order:

4 oz. Mag Citrate

tap water enema x1 now, repeat at 2000

10 mg dulcolax at 1700.

This order should tell anyone that my patient is clogged up.  He has more poop in his GI tract that anyone cared to deal with.  Guess who had the privilege of cleaning him out, yep me.  So my preceptor and I stuck a tube up his rear end and let the tap water flow in and what do you know, poop lots of poop.  Green, formed, soft stool.  Hooray for the joys of nursing, I think my patient felt a lot better after that.