Obtain daily weights.
Measure abdominal girth.
Keep strict intake and output.
Encourage her to increase fluids.
Oral liquid supplements
Auscultate to determine changes in bowel sounds.
Observe the contour of the abdomen.
Palpate the abdomen for a mass.
Percuss the abdomen to determine if fluid is present.
Discontinue the procedure.
Lower the height of the enema container.
Complete the procedure as quickly as possible.
Continue administration of the enema as ordered without making any adjustments.
There is no skin breakdown.
Her appetite improves.
She loses more than 10 lbs.
Stools are less fatty and decreased in frequency.
Giving pain medication Q6H.
Flushing the NG tube with sterile water.
Positioning her in high Fowler’s position.
Keeping her NPO until the return of peristalsis.
Increase sodium in the diet
Give antacids as prescribed
Milk and cheese products
Dark green. leafy vegetables