Colonic manometry is a test to measure how well the muscles and nerves in the colon (large intestine) work. These muscles squeeze rhythmically to push faeces (poo) through to the rectum and out of the body.
A colonoscopy is a test that allows the doctor to look at the colon for any abnormalities. This is to confirm or rule out a condition or diagnosis. A colonoscopy is the ‘gold standard’ way of assessing the gut.
This leaflet explains about the process of transferring a child from the Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units (PICU/NICU) at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to Chameleon Ward. When your child’s condition improves and they no longer need specialist intensive care, they will transfer to Chameleon Ward once the appropriate bed is available.
This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains what will happen if a member of staff comes into contact with your child’s bodily fluids in such a way that there is a risk of transmitting infection. Bodily fluids include saliva, urine and faeces (poo) but this leaflet is mainly concerned with blood.
We know that coping with the diagnosis of cancer, coming to hospital, and treatment itself can be stressful and can leave you and your child with a range of different feelings. These feelings can include worry, confusion and anger and are all perfectly normal.