The "Queen and her son" of Frequent Flyers - page 2

Ok... I know that we all have our share of FF in our ERs. I know that we all run into them on the street and they talk to us like we are their best friend...and we probably are. I see more of... Read More

  1. by   veetach
    talking about weird patients, and FF'ers. I had an FF'er last week who thought his heart stopped while he was watching a movie, so he beat on his chest, not once but twice (he saw that on the TV show ER) and his heart started beating again!! he waited 2 hours to be seen..... LOL
  2. by   veetach
    Quote from missmercy
    Our ER is totally torn up -- remodeling etc. We had a FF come in w/ 3 friends.... c/o "SEVERE PAIN"!! While waiting, she asked the triage nurse if she would mind giving them all "the tour" of the newly finished section"!!! HMMMM!! Then one of the friends said that they should have coffee and doughnuts available for the folks waiting in the waiting room!! :stone Our TN about died.... she called me and told me that we needed to develop a new positon "ER HOSTESS" for these impromptu parties -- "we could have games, door prizes....." HMMMM!:hatparty: :chuckle
    we are in the middle of a major remodel too, and someone suggested a "hospitality cart" be circulated through the waiting room for those who have to wait. OMG.... what a friggen moron!
  3. by   Repat
    We've got a pair that have even been admitted to the same room for their last stay (Mom and adult son). That's how often they are with us - and often before they leave they order double trays and take the food with them. Pretty sad that their resourcefulness doesn't help them to lead a more productive life together!
  4. by   RNin92
    Quote from veetach
    we are in the middle of a major remodel too, and someone suggested a "hospitality cart" be circulated through the waiting room for those who have to wait. OMG.... what a friggen moron!
    Yea...well that "******* moron" made his way to my ER...in the form of an administrator!

    She decided to "work" the waitning room with that same "hospitality cart"...

    Yea...delayed treatment for 4 people and surgery for 1.
    Wow...thanks for helping out!!!
  5. by   judy ann
    [QUOTE=RNin92]Ok...

    I know that we all have our share of FF in our ERs.
    I know that we all run into them on the street and they talk to us like we are their best friend...and we probably are. I see more of them than my own family sometimes...how sick is that!??!




    Havin grown up in Illinois (Urbana) and lived in Chicago, I have the answer! They can't find anything else to do.
    ER is not unique in having FF. OB has them too, as well as the car pool!





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  6. by   RNin92
    [QUOTE=judy ann]
    Quote from RNin92
    Ok...

    I know that we all have our share of FF in our ERs.
    I know that we all run into them on the street and they talk to us like we are their best friend...and we probably are. I see more of them than my own family sometimes...how sick is that!??!

    Havin grown up in Illinois (Urbana) and lived in Chicago, I have the answer! They can't find anything else to do.
    ER is not unique in having FF. OB has them too, as well as the car pool!

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    I have an idea...
    Maybe they could get...oh I don't know...JOBS!!!!!
  7. by   BabyRN2Be
    This is why I come over and check out what's happening over at the Emergency Nursing forum. The FF stories are a hoot!!

    Keep 'em coming.
  8. by   judy ann
    Quote from RNin92
    I have an idea...
    Maybe they could get...oh I don't know...JOBS!!!!!
    What a concept!!!!!
  9. by   stretch thin
    Oh I think I've got the best FF's. It's a husband and wife that between the too of them weigh about 7001bs and both of them are in wheelchairs. One wheelchair is powered which the man drives and the other is manually which she is in. She holds on to his wheelchair while traveling down the road or in the halls of my ER. And by they way, he has a foley in. Please don't ask him how that works in their relationship. I'm kinda of scare to know. We simple cringe when they come in, because I don't think they have water or soap at their home. We see them very quickly, give them Lortab and send them out the door. I have another one. This guy always come in by ambulance, of course. They pick him up at porn shops or @ the strip clubs. Same complaint: Chest pain and dysuria. Always wants a female to put a cath in. I'm not touching that one.
  10. by   z's playa
    Quote from veetach
    we are in the middle of a major remodel too, and someone suggested a "hospitality cart" be circulated through the waiting room for those who have to wait. OMG.... what a friggen moron!
    Choke ,gasp, sputter. Don't feed the squirrels...they'll come back! :chuckle
  11. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Hopefully that cart would contain Tshirts that say "GOMER: Not just in Mayberry anymore"
  12. by   rnmaven
    Quote from RNin92
    Ok...

    I know that we all have our share of FF in our ERs.
    I know that we all run into them on the street and they talk to us like we are their best friend...and we probably are. I see more of them than my own family sometimes...how sick is that!??!

    But Ithink we have the Queen and her little Prince of FF here in the happy Midwest! They moved here from Texas...so Tom...Look out cuz I'm taking up a collection to sending 'em back!!

    Here's my sad tale of woe...
    Sorry...I know it's long!

    Mommy comes in c/o abd pain, back pain...
    Comes in everyday, sometimes twice in a day, since Jan
    (And BTW...who moves to Chicagoland in JANUARY!!!!!!!)
    Always the same vague c/o...

    Sonny boy always with her...he's 24.
    After she's done...he checks in...migraine or panic attack...pick your poison

    She is either in the ER or her MDs office or calling one of them EVERY DAY!
    She's been admitted at least ten times...even calls while she is on the floor.
    Not happy with her care...can we come up?

    You have GOT to be kidding me!!!!!

    They have social services, meals on wheels, family services (counseling), meds delivered to their apt, cab vouchers, chaplain services, all at the cost of the taxpayers. And my God, if they could just take a bath!

    They STILL come in!!

    HELP...
    Hey guys!!!!

    I really needed a laugh! This FF stuff is very good! If it makes you feel any better my son and sister work in a retail grocery chain and they have just as many funny stories related to FF's! Only their FF's steal food, try to distract the cashier out of money, etc. It's hysterical!

    Anyway.......keep the humor going! When the "normal" patients say to me.....how do you put up with this crap? I just say if we don't laugh we'll all go insane.......or I say...now you know why all nightshift nurses are psychotic by morning! LOL!!!!
  13. by   Energizer Bunny
    Quote from stretch thin
    They pick him up at porn shops or @ the strip clubs. Same complaint: Chest pain and dysuria. Always wants a female to put a cath in. I'm not touching that one.
    Oh Dear Lord!!!! I'm sure there are a bunch of sickos out there wanting this kind of stuff, huh? YICK!!!

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