Funniest post op patient: Wish all were like her! - page 2

Recently a middle aged pt of mine came back from surgery w/ concious sedation. Now usually my pts are groggy, in pain, confused etc. Typical. This is the first time I had someone come up from... Read More

  1. Visit  ebear} profile page
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    It's called "Versed"
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  3. Visit  JustBeachyNurse} profile page
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    In my clinical rotation in PACU, it was pedi ENT day. Some kids, not so good with anesthesia. One little boy was so excited to anyone who would listen "I passed out! They put this mask on my face and I passed out!" with the biggest smile. Later his parents asked me a question about his condition, I reminded them that while I know the answer I'm only a student and I went to get the nurse. Little boy's response? "You get to do this for school!?! That is so cool! Nurses are awesome." I don't think there wasn't a single nurse in PACU without a smile that day.
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  4. Visit  canesdukegirl} profile page
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    I went with my husband when he had his nasal surgery, and after he had 2 mg of Versed, he started to get up out of the stretcher. I told him that he had to stay in the stretcher and eased him back down. He had that 'sublime smile' on his face-you know the one. Then he tried to get back out of the stretcher. I said, "Honey, what in the heck are you doing? You HAVE to stay in the bed!" He replied, "Noooo, no no no no nooooo! I am Buddha, and I must get out of this contraption so that I can sit on the floor and pray properly." My husband is agnostic, has never studied religion, and has never talked about visions of Buddha before. When I was trying to calm him down, he shushed me and said, "You must be quiet and enjoy this with me, child." I asked the anesthesiologist (whom I requested) if he gave Ketamine instead of Versed!

    I LOVE telling this story to his friends.
  5. Visit  kids} profile page
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    Quote from ebear
    It's called "Versed"
    Indeed.

    A few years ago, loaded up on Versed and Fentanyl and laying face down for an epidural steroid injection I shared the story behind each of my (numerous) tattoos and piercings and went to inform the doc & nurses how much my sex life was going to benefit from the lidocane injected with the kenalog.
  6. Visit  MomRN0913} profile page
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    I think I had said some pretty strange things waking up from surgeries. I remember once waking up hysterically laughing and asking for french toast and then I saw a baby next to me in the PACU and just started hysterically crying asking if the baby was OK (I was horribly concerned about this child)

    I woke up from my IVF egg retrieval and said "woah, what did you give me, diprivan and fentanyl? that sh!t was good"
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  7. Visit  tokmom} profile page
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    Quote from Trekfan
    OMG I wonder what I said the last time I had surgery ??

    No kidding! I had a breast biopsy a few years ago. I hope I didn't say anything about my boob!
  8. Visit  eagle78} profile page
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    Quote from tokmom
    No kidding! I had a breast biopsy a few years ago. I hope I didn't say anything about my boob!
    When I had mines, I don't know what I said but when I went back for the results the surgeon told me that I was a comical person. He said I was laughing and talking, singing to some music only I heard...
  9. Visit  bagladyrn} profile page
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    I had bunion surgery after working all night (went directly from work to preop) and apparently complained bitterly all through the procedure about having to be npo and work without my usual coffee.
    I must have put on quite a show about it because when I awoke just outside the OR doors the anesthesiologist was standing there with a cup of coffee fixed just the way I like it!
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  10. Visit  LouisVRN} profile page
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    I had a young-20 something post-op appy pt about a 4 months ago ago declaring his undying love for all of his beautiful nurses. I think it made all of the nurses' nights as several of us were about 6 months pregnant at the time and it was a rough night in general.
  11. Visit  ashleyisawesome} profile page
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    im still in school, but i got two observation days in the OR/PACU.. one lady prolly in her 30s/40s came in to get some kind of growths removed from her throat.. as they were putting her under she was like "thank god i am finally going to get some sleep, i havent slept in 2 days because of this killer migraine!" she woke up, sat completely upright right away and was like "MY MIGRAINE IS GONE! BLESS YOU ALL!" she then asked the surgeon to "come 'ere", grabbed his head and kissed him right on the lips and told him she loved him! everyone died laughing it was hilarious.. then when she went to pacu she was clapping and yelling "YAY!" the PACU nurse was like "wow, they gave you the good stuff huh?" she said "THE BEST!!!"

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  12. Visit  ChristineN} profile page
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    Not a PACU pt, but a teenage frequent flyer of mine was weaned off of sedatives in ICU. We had no idea he was so sensitive to them. This nice well mannered boy started dropping F bombs at his parents, and then punched one of the RT's. I went in to visit him, and that's when he straighted up. You see, at that moment he apparently thought he was in line at the local McDonalds, and his bed was a gigantic Big Mac. That much made sense to him, but when he saw his well known floor nurse he couldn't figure out why I was at his local McDonalds.
  13. Visit  jahra} profile page
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    Quote from bagladyrn
    I had bunion surgery after working all night (went directly from work to preop) and apparently complained bitterly all through the procedure about having to be npo and work without my usual coffee.
    I must have put on quite a show about it because when I awoke just outside the OR doors the anesthesiologist was standing there with a cup of coffee fixed just the way I like it!
    That's the way life should be! Great story!
  14. Visit  GrnTea} profile page
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    this reminds me of the kid who came in after an mva on the way to school and i went down to the er to help since there were three other victims, all very badly injured. i wasn't a bigtime trauma nurse so they told me to go look after him and stay outta the way:d. he had a few bumps and bruises but looked pretty good, not even enough for a bandaid. i started assessing vs and talking to him. he moved all, no blood or fluid in the ears or nose, had equal grips and good pupils, and was alert and friendly, denied pain anywhere, vs fine, but... there was just something "off."

    "do you know what day it is?" "tuesday, sir." (i am by far not the world's most beautiful woman but have never been mistaken for a male. also, it was friday:d.)

    "do you know where you are?" "sir, norfolk va, sir." (umm, off by many, many hundreds of miles. we were near a base, so i say to myself, "ok, so he's a military brat, which accounts for all the 'sirs,' " and i figure his dad's last posting was probably at the naval base there.)

    trauma was awash in blood and jammed with every spare surgeon in the house busy with the other three kids, but i had to tap somebody on the shoulder and tell them they had to get neuro in here stat. kid had a rapidly accelerating sdh.... it was kinda funny, for awhile...


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