What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for? - page 87

and do you have to treat them? I am just curious. Your stories always seem to either crack me up or shake my head in amazement. Thanks for sharing :)... Read More

  1. by   canoehead
    You think that can't happen? Jodi, you're a cynic, IT HAPPENS!!

    I'd start buying stock in tinfoil and air filters. They'll come for the ER nurses first.
  2. by   rph3664
    Quote from YvetteM
    2) Mother to 3yr old "You have stomach a ache!" tell the nurse. The child is saying "No I don't!" Mom "Yes you do" Kid "No not me!'' WTH??
    I've mentioned this already here, but I have a relative whose ex-husband had to pay the kids' medical bills after their divorce, and she would do things like this just to soak him.

    :angryfire

    The kids finally told her, "Mom, we don't want to go to doctors all the time" and she stopped doing this.

    She's the type who would file false sexual abuse charges and then brag about it. The kicker is, the kids don't have anything to do with him and nobody will tell me why. Obviously a case of two people who had nothing in common besides being extremely dysfunctional.

  3. by   Ivygal36
    mom brings 7y/o daughter in cuz step mom braided 7y/o hair to tight and now her head hurts. 7y/o is playing happily on cart with barbie doll. Mom sts she can't get braids out cuz they are to tight. When I tell mom to take her to the beauty salon, mom replies she can't afford that.
  4. by   KungFuFtr
    We had a guy who made homemade saline solution on the stove top and injected about 50cc into his scrotum. He developed cellulitis and was sent to the OR. If he had access to a syringe and needle; why couldn't he have access to sterile saline?
  5. by   Cindy_A
    What was his purpose in injecting the saline into his scrotum? What was he trying to accomplish?
  6. by   KungFuFtr
    Quote from Cindy_A
    What was his purpose in injecting the saline into his scrotum? What was he trying to accomplish?

    It's an S&M thing.
  7. by   kmrmom42
    If pain was the goal then sterile WATER would have hurt a LOT more!! LOL
  8. by   squeakykitty
    Quote from rph3664
    I've mentioned this already here, but I have a relative whose ex-husband had to pay the kids' medical bills after their divorce, and she would do things like this just to soak him.

    :angryfire

    The kids finally told her, "Mom, we don't want to go to doctors all the time" and she stopped doing this.

    She's the type who would file false sexual abuse charges and then brag about it. The kicker is, the kids don't have anything to do with him and nobody will tell me why. Obviously a case of two people who had nothing in common besides being extremely dysfunctional.

    Around my area, there was a lady who did this. Her kid got taken away. I don't think she changed in the past 10 years or so since. Some people can be unbelievably selfish and vindictive.
  9. by   rph3664
    Quote from squeakykitty
    Around my area, there was a lady who did this. Her kid got taken away. I don't think she changed in the past 10 years or so since. Some people can be unbelievably selfish and vindictive.
    I don't think my relative actually filed, although the only reason she didn't was because she would have lost custody.

    She bragged that she was planning to, however.
  10. by   Blee O'Myacin
    I had a patient who asked me why I wasn't going to send menses stained underpants to pathology. There was no other complaint other than "heavy cycle", no gyn history or pregnancy.
  11. by   squeakykitty
    Quote from rph3664
    I don't think my relative actually filed, although the only reason she didn't was because she would have lost custody.

    She bragged that she was planning to, however.
    I wonder what she said around or to her kids? There are things that they really don't need to hear, out of consideration for their feelings.
  12. by   rph3664
    Quote from squeakykitty
    I wonder what she said around or to her kids? There are things that they really don't need to hear, out of consideration for their feelings.
    I do know that she was permanently banned from a large number of therapists' offices in her city for saying things like, "Now tell the nice counselor how much you hate Daddy."



    Like I said earlier, the kids have nothing to do with their father and our mutual relatives will not tell me why. I shudder to think what he may have done (or, more likely, not done) for this to happen.

    I say "not done" because when they were married, it was really obvious that he was the kind of father (Yeah, yeah, I know moms do this too) who only showed interest in the kids when other people were around.
  13. by   squeakykitty
    Quote from rph3664
    I do know that she was permanently banned from a large number of therapists' offices in her city for saying things like, "Now tell the nice counselor how much you hate Daddy."



    Like I said earlier, the kids have nothing to do with their father and our mutual relatives will not tell me why. I shudder to think what he may have done (or, more likely, not done) for this to happen.

    I say "not done" because when they were married, it was really obvious that he was the kind of father (Yeah, yeah, I know moms do this too) who only showed interest in the kids when other people were around.
    She really should not have done that. It may be the kids were brainwashed and manipulated by the mother and that's why they avoid the father.

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