phone calls no outsider would believe - page 15

Got a call the other night, demanding to know if a man could still have an erection when he was dead, if it happened automatically. I told him that was not something I was going to answer, he... Read More

  1. by   f360
    A lady called in to say that her parrot ate one of her valium tablets and she asked what she should do...

    My colleague told her to 'lower the perch'.
  2. by   TrudyRN
    Quote from DDRN4me
    I never worked in the ER but in a Pedi office. We had a baby with some feeding difficulties and mom was advised to supplement after breast feeding. Dad called and wanted to know if he nursed too if that would help milk production!!!
    And the answer, of course, is YES. :spin:
  3. by   TrudyRN
    Quote from GardenDove
    A woman called our hospital at 3 AM on a weekend. She told me that she had given birth here over 30 years ago, and wanted to know if I could retrieve the records, as she was looking for her daughter now, who she had given up for adoption
    Wow, was she drunk?
  4. by   TrudyRN
    Quote from TweetiePieRN
    My mom yelled at me for a similar thing. I was painting the baby's room a few weeks before he came out, so I was stretching my arms up over my head. When he was born, he did have the cord wrapped around his neck 3x!! So, maybe there is some "truth" to a few of the old wive's tales. Who knows?
    How the heck are you supposed to get dressed, wash your hair, or prevent frozen shoulder if you don't reach over your head for 9 months? :uhoh21:
  5. by   GardenDove
    Quote from TrudyRN
    Wow, was she drunk?
    I didn't think so at the time. Since I was adopted myself, I tried to give her some advise on how to pursue her goal of finding her daughter. We actually had a very interesting conversation. She probably didn't know too much about the process, and since I had searched and found my birthmother's family, I was able to help her.
  6. by   Victoriakem
    Quote from f360
    A lady called in to say that her parrot ate one of her valium tablets and she asked what she should do...

    My colleague told her to 'lower the perch'.
    :roll poor birdie!
  7. by   Fuzzy
    I had one a couple of weeks ago. Person had an old dog that she wanted euthanized because it was sick. She balked at our fee she wanted us to go to house and do it for free. She also wasn't a client and lived 50 miles away.
    So she asked me if her blood pressure pills would kill the dog. I told that I didn't know as I don't work on people. She could call her local doctor maybe he would know.

    Fuzzy
  8. by   PANurseRN1
    Quote from Fuzzy
    I had one a couple of weeks ago. Person had an old dog that she wanted euthanized because it was sick. She balked at our fee she wanted us to go to house and do it for free. She also wasn't a client and lived 50 miles away.
    So she asked me if her blood pressure pills would kill the dog. I told that I didn't know as I don't work on people. She could call her local doctor maybe he would know.

    Fuzzy

    ?????

    I absolutely do not understand this post. You don't work on people but you work in an ED? I don't get it.
  9. by   medsurgnurse
    Quote from GardenDove
    I didn't think so at the time. Since I was adopted myself, I tried to give her some advise on how to pursue her goal of finding her daughter. We actually had a very interesting conversation. She probably didn't know too much about the process, and since I had searched and found my birthmother's family, I was able to help her.

    That was very kind of you.
  10. by   GardenDove
    Quote from Fuzzy
    I had one a couple of weeks ago. Person had an old dog that she wanted euthanized because it was sick. She balked at our fee she wanted us to go to house and do it for free. She also wasn't a client and lived 50 miles away.
    So she asked me if her blood pressure pills would kill the dog. I told that I didn't know as I don't work on people. She could call her local doctor maybe he would know.

    Fuzzy
    LOL, I was wondering if I could slip a few metoprolols to a nearby barking dog with an irresponsible and unpleasant owner, just to slow down the dog's heart and make it go 'to sleep'. I was so PO'd at that woman when I walked down to politely inform her that her dog had been barking for 2 hours, and maybe she could bring it in the house...:angryfire She told me to basically jump in a lake, that she didn't care if it annoyed me, she didn't want the dog in the house.:angryfire
  11. by   GardenDove
    Quote from medsurgnurse
    That was very kind of you.
    She was more pleasant that the barking dog, that's for sure.
  12. by   RN Randy
    Quote from rodggang


    Of course all of these people had the "redneck" accent.

    What fun we have.

    ...and what's a "redneck" accent got to do with anything??
    rb
  13. by   crissrn27
    Quote from LeahJet
    I think it was determined the cat had a broken hip. (pelvic rock was still used in those days.... )
    It was the middle of the night but I called a local vet that was willing to go in....to HIS office, he wasn't consulting in the ER.
    This thread is so funny:spin: Had to add this, my brother was in the ER and I was checking to see which room he was being admitted to while I was at work honest to gd I was NOT looking at his med recs-and I saw my moms CAT in the database.....had a med rec number and everything! It actually looks like the cat was admitted to the hospital at some point!

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