Oh Belgian.........I just spit my coffee all over my computer.
I feeeeeeeel your pain. My mother takes every opportunity to tell everyone who will listen the all three of her daughters are RN's and what our specialties are and what degrees we have. It's a parental affliction. My mother is the "My temperature is normally 97.2...I know that because I had to "Doctor" to get pregnant so a temp of 99 is really high for me".
Although I have run into the occasional bedside incompetent moron....like when "they" perforated her esophagus during a TEE but that is another story for another day.....medical personnel are pretty competent and skilled.
My sisters and I take daily turns for feeding the staff (all three shifts) with bagels and treats to make up for all our questions and listening to, I mean helping, my mother. My Dad on the other hand could be holding pressure on his jugular and tell you he's ok.(Miss you dad)
We don't scold Mom anymore.....we bribe.