For an appendisectomy, what foods would be best to eat pre-op? What foods should be avoided or could make the surgery more difficult? Although there is no appetite and the only thing eaten in the past two days is watermelon which was promptly vomited. There is also a constant intake of fluids with electrolyte tablets. Please, what foods would be recommended and which ones deterred?
Mark nailed it. Any procedure that involves anesthesia requires that you not eat anything solid for at least 24 hours prior for the reason Mark stated (aspiration pneumonia). I recently had a colonoscopy and was told that all I could consume food-wise was gelatin (Jello), chicken/beef broth and bouillon.
I did as instructed but apparently I have a slow digestive tract, so I had to undergo the procedure without anesthesia (it wasn't as bad as you'd think it would be).