Anyone ever care for a famous person? - page 3

Just wondering how many out there have ever been a nurse to someone famous / celebrity, etc. ? That's interesting!!... Read More

  1. by   Agnus
    Yes. Why do you ask?
    Last edit by Agnus on Aug 24, '02
  2. by   Agnus
    Originally posted by Agnus
    Yes. Why do you ask?
  3. by   Nurse Ratched
    Originally posted by Aussienurse2
    I once had Jesus, Michael Jackson and two Otis Redings in my ward.....of course it was psych.....and Michael was a short white guy.....and Jesus was a biker........Oh s*#t maybe they weren't who they said they were??!!
    Dang - the Messiah sure gets around! I've cared for him as well. You know - you hear that he's into nonviolence and turning the other cheek and all that, but, boy, can he kick when you're putting him in four ways!
  4. by   shygirl
    We had the brother of a famous person. Does that count?
  5. by   formernurse
    Although I didn't take care of her (she had a sitter), I did have the honor of meeting my idol, Kate Smith, shortly before she passed away. She even attempted to sing "God Bless America" for me----and I was touched beyond words. I had grown up watching her show. One beautiful, elegant lady. I will always hold that in my heart.
  6. by   jurbyjunk
    How wonderful to have met Kate Smith. I also grew up watching her show. It's her "Bluebirds Over the White Cliffs of Dover" that does it for me every time. I once had the honor of "coffee breaking" for the Navy medic who cared for President Harry S. Truman, the night before he passed away. I sat there, hardly breathing myself, unable to believe that I could be sitting next to history.
  7. by   mark_LD_RN
    Have taken care of a few famous people, mostly local sports figures. and I delivered the baby of a local new anchor women, and was the labor nurse for another anchor women, those two are my most memerable ones. never look at the news the same again
  8. by   Tinkertots
    I live in Sunny Florida and we do have a lot of famous people visit. The hospitals where I work are the one that take care of the New York Yankees (they do spring training here) and the Tampa Bay Bucs... OH and if the president (you know, Dubbya) gets sick while in town, we would get him too.
    I can't really say specifically who I have attended too, (and I DO say attended because he thought I was his slave, )
    my experience tells me that these big ruff tuff players are really just little babies!!!
  9. by   nursegoodguy
    Originally posted by NurseDennie
    Yep. And the funny part was, I took care of a guy (in hospital) for/with whom I'd worked in my previous life in the entertainment industry.

    Not only did I care for him post-op, the poor guy was really slow getting bowel function back, so me (AKA poo-poo angel) went to work on him, AND he had to be catheterized. I didn't offer to step aside for another nurse, because it didn't seem like that big a deal, and it didn't seem like a biggie to him, either.

    Matter of fact, he wrote me and my nm a letter about how professionally I'd handled it, and how I'd taken great care of him. Surprised me.

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    Dennie
    Wow!
    Cool! What did you do in the entertainment business?
    C'mon Tell all my Celeb Friend!

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