Funniest post op patient: Wish all were like her! - page 3

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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 the PACU laughing and cracking... Read More


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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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    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.
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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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    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.
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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!
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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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