Since every patient I've ever since in my entire career is constipated (except of course, for the ones with diarrhea), I have made good friends with Milk of Magnesia (MOM). A while ago, I wrote the following order on a patient:
"Please give MOM every 6 hrs until patient has a bowel movement."
Then I remembered that the patient had a G-tube and thus should receive the MOM through the G-tube. So as not to create any confusion, I decided to add this to my order. Unfortunately, in my haste, the order came out:
"Please give MOM every 6 hrs until patient has a bowel movement through his G-tube."
I didn't even notice what I had written until I got paged by like five nurses, giggling about a patient pooping through his G-tube. "Look what you wrote, Doctor! Hee hee!"