Guess this chief complaint - page 3

Pt came in and wrote on her triage request "something wrong with my asolfajust" Just gotta luv trying to guess what pts are here for.... Read More

  1. by   MikeyBSN
    I like when they think they have amonia. My friend told me about a guy who took "peanutbutterball" for his seziures.
  2. by   NurseKratchet
    i had the exact complaint from someone in corrections...............lol yep you guessed esophagus:roll and
  3. by   azreddun
    Just triaged a patient whose throug hurts with headaid and stift nose who has been taking rubbytossin PTA, cute!!
  4. by   time4vacation
    I gotta add one..."A fell back got me". Translation: bit by a fiddleback spider.
  5. by   NoMoreStudying
    My mother, who has a master's degree, still says people "catch an ammonia." Also, the Taliban is in "Afaghanistan." Like the blankets people crochet, "af-a-ghans."

    My favorite triage slip was simply, "lage." Luckily, he still had both of them.

    I just had a young guy tell me he didn't remember the MVC b/c he was unconscious. We explained he called his dad and was walking at the scene. Still, he insisted he was unconscious after the accident. Fine.

    Later, I ask him if he's remembering anything yet.

    "No, I'm still unconscious." :roll
  6. by   AggieQT
    hahahahhaa these are all sooo funny!!! Keep them comming!

    When I use to work in the pharmacy I dont know how many times I heard " I'm here to pick up my 'hypercodine' or 'Amanacilling" (hydrocodone or amoxicillin) It was even worse when they handed us there hand written version of drug names.
  7. by   ritarunningfeet
    Sometimes its not just the spelling it is the acutal complaint

    Just the other day had a guy whose icd was firing. His complaint when asked was " I was sticking it to my old lady, when I burnt her arm." Had to do all I could to try and not bust up laughing in front of the pt.
  8. by   LeahJet
    There was something someone posted on another thread a while back but I thought it was hilarious.

    "I be disappearin' and $hit"

    Also, I had a man tell me that he took "GlueControl" for his sugar.
  9. by   julia1
    Got one for you guy's. I worked at a doctor's office in W. V. doing phone triage A lady called and stated " My child has been poisoned" OH MY GOD!!!!!!" I was asking all about the " poison" like what did he ingest and how much? The lady laughed and said that he got the " poison by playing in the field" Okay you know now it is poison ivy.
  10. by   Myxel67
    You know the way we run words together when they start with the same sound, or divide 2 words up differently?

    I'll bet your mom has been saying "a pneumonia" instead of "an ammonia"
    Nowadays we have a cold, but we have pneumonia. When I was a kid my grandmother would say "It was so cold, I caught a pneumonia."

    "an apple" sounds like "a napple" There are lots more, but my mind is blank now
    "an affadavit" is "a naffadavit"

    :smilecoffeecup: :smilecoffeecup: :smilecoffeecup: :Melody: :Melody:







    Quote from NoMoreStudying
    My mother, who has a master's degree, still says people "catch an ammonia." Also, the Taliban is in "Afaghanistan." Like the blankets people crochet, "af-a-ghans."

    My favorite triage slip was simply, "lage." Luckily, he still had both of them.

    I just had a young guy tell me he didn't remember the MVC b/c he was unconscious. We explained he called his dad and was walking at the scene. Still, he insisted he was unconscious after the accident. Fine.

    Later, I ask him if he's remembering anything yet.

    "No, I'm still unconscious." :roll
    Last edit by Myxel67 on Feb 9, '07
  11. by   NoMoreStudying
    nope, she truly say "an ammonia." :chuckle
  12. by   DutchgirlRN
    Quote from jellybean_1
    esophagus
    You're good. I was think about the other end of the body.
  13. by   nurse4theplanet
    Quote from NoMoreStudying
    My mother, who has a master's degree, still says people "catch an ammonia." Also, the Taliban is in "Afaghanistan." Like the blankets people crochet, "af-a-ghans."
    My grandmother adds a "K" to the end of the word -mart! It drives me crazy! "WAL-MARK, K-MARK!":roll No matter how many times we correct her, she just doesn't understand the difference.

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