thanks to patients that provide comic relief!

  1. well there I was smack dab in the middle of my insane work week of five nights in a row before having one day off (I'm back for 2 more nights before being off for a few days but thats not the point!) , so we have this patient on the unit who was admitted with confusion, totally confabulatory etc you get the gist. Anyway, she told one of my co workers that she saw me (sweet little innocent me!) smoking and drinking with two men last night (wow I really know how to whoop it up for xmas dont I? hahaha), but the piece de resistance was last night on rounds the nurse was all concerned because the patient went missing! Missing oh no!!!! we were searching all over, nowhere to be found ,and then , on inspiration we went back into the patients room and found her IN HER ROOMATES BED WITH THE ROOMATE!!!!!!!! ohmy freakin lord I was WHEEZY from laughing so hard, I was crying, it was frickin HILARIOUS!
    just imagine it.... siderails up ,and two people wedged in the same hospital bed, a look of utter confusion on the poor roomies face while the the patient lay sleeping beside her! sadly we had to interrupt that moment of roomate bonding and return the patient to her own bed.... sure was funny though!!!
    :chuckle
    in the morning I attempted to ask the patient why she crawled into someone elses bed and she said "I have to baby sit her, but I wont do it again because she pee's the bed all the time!"

    gotta love it

    cheers!
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   night owl
    OMG Wendy, that is soooo funny! I wish I could have been there for that one. If it were one of my vets crawling into bed with another, there would have been an all out war...someone would have been "clocked" up side the head for sure before we could get him OOB and into his own...The joys of confusion
  4. by   hoolahan
    OMG Wendy, that is so funny!!!

    We used to have a LOL named Mabel. She was homeless and used to be a frequent flier in the med-surg floor I started out my first job at. One night she started yelling at all of us, called us whores and telling anyone who would listen that we all had VD!
    Welcome to the world of nursing! (You Ho you!)
  5. by   emily_mom
    Funny stuff Wendy!!!

    Kristy

    Guess your hospital's gonna have to order soaker pads made for two!!!
    Last edit by emily_mom on Dec 26, '02
  6. by   DIPLOMATICRN4HIRE
    LOL We had a few of these on our floor when I worked Med Surg, one lady in her lovely confused state : Told our Head Nurse that she was the biggest Wh%%% and B%%%% she had ever met and that she was having an affair with her husband and he wasnt that good in bed. It took all we could do to not pee in our pants and run at the same time not to bust out laughing in our Head Nurses face. Understand the lady that told her this was a tiny 87 yr woman who is as big as a popcorn fart. It was hard to look our Head Nurse in the face for about a week after that, I somehow think she knew her in some way shape of form, after all she did know some key points about her that we knew too lol
    Zoe
  7. by   Sleepyeyes
    These LOL's are hilarious, aren't they? :roll

    Mostly I have no prob, but recently a tiny lil thang decided that I was a home invader when I went into her semi-private room to do my assessment.
    She threatened to call the cops, her relatives, and the governor on me "unless you git on outta my house right this minute"

    It was cute until she wandered up the hall and tried to kick out 2 pts in another room at 3 am....
  8. by   Jay-Jay
    I worked relief on a ward where one of the pts was a retired doctor. He was totally out of it, and kept trying to wander. I think he set off alarms twice in the one shift by using the fire door to try to leave the unit.

    The funny part was when I was doing my med pass...he felt he had to stand right by my elbow and supervise! This didn't go over too well with some of the female pts. who didn't like having a strange man in their room. Mind you, he wasn't a bad looking fellow for his age...still had a nice full head of hair, and was nattily dressed in a suit and tie! Easily could have passed for one of the docs in the hospital, if not for the confusion!
  9. by   renerian
    That is funny wendy.


    renerian
  10. by   adrienurse
    I find working an a dementia care unit to be very entertaining.

    There was the lady who decided she was going to fingerpaint an elderly man with Chocolate pudding. He didn't even wake up, but I just about had a heart attack when I found them -- suspecting it was something else besides pudding.

    And when all the LOL's decide to start bashing their (long deceased husbands). "Where is that ****ole? He's always late!"
    Or the woman who thought the LOL who was bedbound at the end of the hall was her husband and would walk in all the time and call her/him a lazy bugger.

    When I was trying to comfort a lady before giving her her B12 injection by sharing that I gave myself one every month. The then got the facts mixed up in her head and was later heard telling her son on the phone about how we take our drugs together....
  11. by   KaraLea
    I once had a patient in LTC who's daughter actually goes to my Church and the Patient knew my Grandparents and all. Anyway, I had just returned to work after being off for my family reunion and was telling this patient where I had been and who all I had seen that she would know...Her response was "Well, I had seen you all there and wondered 'Just what in He** are they doing here?'". Another time she was holding a "baby doll" and I made a comment about it..."I did'nt want the little bugger but they made me take her anyway". Another time she was trying to give the "baby" to me and I told her that it was hers..."I can't have this baby, my husband is coming" (her husband had been dead for at least 10 years)
  12. by   deespoohbear
    I had a gentleman one evening who got the "pill stuck in the throat feeling." I had him drink some water, eat some food to try and make the feeling go away. I knew the man was not choking because he was able to carry on a normal conversation with me and had an Sp02 sat of 99% on room air. I told him the "feeling" would pass, and that he was okay. Imagine my suprise when I received a phone call from the hospital operator. She said the guy in room 412 had called the switchboard to report he was choking to death and that the nurses didn't give a damn. I was laughing so hard I about wet my pants.....
  13. by   rncountry
    Once when working LTC the aide couldn't find the dentures for one of the patients, so we looked and we looked and then looked some more. The room, the dining trays, the laundry. Couldn't find them anywhere. Then when I did noon med pass and gave the patients roommates his meds and when he opened up his mouth, HE HAD TWO SETS OF DENTURES ON! We tried to get them out and couldn't. By this time I'm laughing so hard it didn't help either. I'm thinking even if we get them out could the other patient even put them in his mouth after having been in someone else's? How gross is that?
    We did eventually get them out, and had them cleaned by the dentist who came into the facility, on an emergent basis.
    Now Wendy, how about coworkers? Had one last week that was helping to turn a large patient using the turn sheet having to pull back pretty hard to get this man on his side, she lost her grip on the sheet and literally flew underneath the patient's bed! Thank God she didn't hurt herself, but oh talk about hilarious! Laughed so hard I had tears streaming and my sides hurt. Even she was laughing while her head was sticking out of one side of the bed and her feet out the other side. :roll
  14. by   Zee_RN
    Originally posted by rncountry
    Now Wendy, how about coworkers? Had one last week that was helping to turn a large patient using the turn sheet having to pull back pretty hard to get this man on his side, she lost her grip on the sheet and literally flew underneath the patient's bed! Thank God she didn't hurt herself, but oh talk about hilarious! Laughed so hard I had tears streaming and my sides hurt. Even she was laughing while her head was sticking out of one side of the bed and her feet out the other side. :roll
    Oh my God, that is the funniest!!!! I would still be laughing! I'm laughing NOW and I didn't even see it!! HAHAHAHAHA!!! That is great. Your poor co-worker. All that "ick" under the bed! LOL!!

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