nausea...I have new understanding. - page 2

Must be Karma. I had a pt that presented with "nausea" and I thought to myself "go home drink coke, feel better" I had a minor procedure done yesterday (outpt surgery) Was given... Read More

  1. by   prmenrs
    I could never understand why families needed everyone and their mother's dog in the pt's room, hallway, ICU, etc., when their loved one was sick--sometimes not that sick, but sometimes dying. Even then I thought it was a bit much, esp. in this largely Hispanic city.

    UNTIL my own grandfather was dying. I honestly thought my grandmother was going to take roll. We completely took over the tiny waiting room. I was mortified, but there really wasn't much choice, and @ least it wasn't @ MY hospital--that would have been BADDDD!

    After that, I was never too critical of a pt's family! I learned my lesson!
  2. by   mercyteapot
    Codeine has that effect on me. At least it did when I took many years ago.
  3. by   steelydanfan
    Quote from *SMP* FUTURE RN
    Ugh! I absolutely hate nausea! I feel anyone's pain when they say they have nausea. It has to be one of the worst feelings in the world! I hope you are feeling better!!
    I had an absolutely terrible case of food poisoning one time, and what finally drove me to the ER was the total DEHYDRATION!
    I can't believe how debilitated a very healthy person can get in 6 hours!
    As my husband said to a friend later, "When she asks to go to the hospital, you KNOW she's SICK!
    One dose of IV Compazine, a liter of fluids and I felt like I had been reborn!
  4. by   scrmblr
    Ugh. I still feel kind of icky. I'm wondering if it was just that one percocet. I thought the half life of fentanyl/versed/diprovan was pretty short?

    Like I said, total new found empathy for some of my pt's!
  5. by   DidiRN
    Two things come to mind for me.

    One was when I fell off my horse and bruised my ribs. I never doubted anyone had alot of pain with trauma, but just having to suffer with bruised and not even fractured ribs, I can't even imagine the horrid pain someone with major trauma suffers from. Definitely a new appreciation for their suffering.

    The other is when I had to drink Golytyely for a colonscopy many years ago....OMG, that has to be one of the nastiest, most awful things I ever had to drink, I couldn't even drink all of it (I was given a "pineapple" flavored one...yuck). Then the after effects of it...well, I won't get into that part, lol...just an awful experience with that too. Whenever I have had to give one of my patients some of that stuff, my heart just breaks for them.
  6. by   LuvMyGamecocks
    Quote from traumaRUs
    did anybody know they do this in the oral surgeon's office?
    My husband had to see an oral surgeon after the tooth he was having extracted broke off below the gumline. They had their own "OR" suite, scrubbed in, everything...after he woke up (I say "woke up." He remembers everything up until they strapped his arms down...then nothing until that night when he finally came back amongst the living.) His surgeon attended an Anesthesia Residency and became certified in Conscious Sedation/Dental Anesthesia.

    I think every mom has a new understanding of labor pain the first time they feel it...that was mine. I went into it thinking, "So many other women did this without medicine. It can't be THAT bad"......I begged for an epidural at 4 cm.
  7. by   Newbie Nurse SMP
    Quote from traumaRUs
    I had oral surgery today after a root canal went bad. I had been on antibiotics for 10 days prior to this little gem of a procedure. Well, I was consciously sedated with Versed, Fentanyl, Propofol (did anybody know they do this in the oral surgeon's office?). My 26 y/o son took me and then dropped me at home because he had to go to work. I was in so much pain, I just cried all the way home and he left me crying on the couch after he was able to get a couple of Darvocet and Motrin down me.

    The oral surgeon couldn't understand why I didn't go to the ER last week when the pain became excruciating. However, having worked in the ER for 10 years, I didn't think they could do much. However, the abscess was huge and the oral surgeon said I might lose another tooth because of it! I am so terrified of oral surgery, that I put it off.

    So...I will always be more sensitive in the future to folks with dental problems.

    And finally, I am on a new job and don't have dental insurance - so far the total has been almost $2000. Yikes - another reason these poor folks go to the ER for antibiotics and pain meds.
    HI Trauma!

    I just had two wisdom teeth extracted (2 weeks ago) and they did it in the Oral Surgeon's Office. I was put out...All I remember was the chair going back and seeing the doctor put the first of 3 syringes full of medication into my IV. Next thing I knew I was waking up and everything was over.
    But the pain I had after the Novacaine wore off was terrible...I was in tears. Thankfully Vicodin was given to me to take and boy did it work!
    Dental Procedures are nothing to joke about! I feel for people who don't have healthy teeth!
  8. by   CoffeeRTC
    Hospital gowns....not much else to say on that one.
  9. by   loridoo
    Quote from scrmblr
    Ugh. I still feel kind of icky. I'm wondering if it was just that one percocet. I thought the half life of fentanyl/versed/diprovan was pretty short?

    Like I said, total new found empathy for some of my pt's!

    My mom had this combo (fentanyl/versed/diprovan) for a same day procedure and had nausea for at least a week.......
  10. by   prmenrs
    Quote from michelle126
    Hospital gowns....not much else to say on that one.


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