Strangest Visitor events

  1. How about those family members or friends who
    come to visit? Any interesting experiences
    with that?
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  2. 51 Comments

  3. by   Goofball
    We have liberalized our visiting policy inthe
    ICU's. Maybe too much. We had this comatose lady on a vent with a realllly weird family. One day
    while passing the room, the charge nurse found
    the spouse lying on top of the patient, making
    out with her and tonguing her, even around her
    endotracheal tube (and she'd been there for
    about 3 weeks, so she had become nice and
    crusty and yeasty).
    Meanwhile, on the floor beside the bed, was their adult mutant son, doing pushups as fast as he could!
  4. by   P_RN
    Well before my time at our hospital I heard there was a Gypsy Queen there who was very ill. Her granddaughter was being married and wanted Grandma to see. So the ENTIRE wedding party including several hundred guests came to visit her! Gowns, veil, tuxedos etc.

    Then there was the wife who visited her husband.....and started bragging about her new lover.....(btw she was about 220#...patient was about 120#) Well the patient jumped out of bed and started hitting and choking his wife......his doctor who was a hand surgeon stood at the door..... while the nurses were trying to separate them.....and said "Pull his hair, that'll make him stop."-you see he didn't want to risk HIS hands on the patient.
    Oh and the topper was it was Halloween and all us nurses were in costume......I (Florence Nightingale) one RN (Raggedy Ann) and the head nurse (a witch) were the ones there.

    Then there was the little old lady who stayed agitated all the time except when her little old husband visited. Then she was quiet as a mouse. Come to find out he was bringing her a 1/2 pint of Canadian Club Whisky every day and tucking it next to her head on the pillow so she could sip on it all day.

    P
  5. by   lpnandloveit1
    while working in a LTC we had a cva pt who was non verbal and not mobile. her daughter came in on 3 different occasions and came screaming into the hall you didn't wash my mom's p---y! I smelled it and you didn't wash it. She would then grab a large stack of washclothes and wash Mom's "stuff" then she would use q-tips to clean all of the cracks and crevices. then she threw all of the uses cleaning stuff into the hall screaming about her mom's stinky P---y. We were finally able to get court order for her not to visit but you wouln't believe how hard that was.
  6. by   night owl
    we had a cva pt whose wife came to vist daily. when the pt was oob in a chair, the wife would sit on his bed wearing a dress or skirt mind you and bend her knees up and showed him everything she owned. caught her a few times. then for attention, the pt would tell his wife that certain nurses would make passes at him and she would beat him up! observed her one night through the secy's office window. you could see across the frount yard of the building right into his room. the window was open and you could hear her yelling and screaming at him, and saw her punching the heck out of him. had to call security to escort her out. then in the parking lot she was still yelling and screaming, smashing things that she took from his room like his radio, his electric razor, a mirror. needles to say, she was never allowed near him again by an order for protection of abuse!!! actually, both weren't dealing with full decks, but they sure didn't need each other...
  7. by   laichn
    I had a visitor come dressed in a baby blue leisure suit complete with knee high white shrimping boots. And HE was NOT wearing this as a joke!!!!!!!!!
  8. by   herecomestrouble
    Had a family member once who kept giving us all these crazy orders,she was told we only take orders from a physician.She then told us she was a doctor,told her we only take orders from doctors who work for our facility.And believe me the orders she was giving were bizarre.She then informed us that she was"the doctor that did Michael Jackson's plastic surgery"really if you had done that to Michael's face would you brag about it?
  9. by   ElizabethJRN
    Had a pt in our hospital for about 6 months, 3 months in our ICU. His sister was, quite possibly, nuts. She would take pictures of the patient while he lay in bed, sedated on the vent. She would take pictures of us nurses while we were trying to care for her brother. She had a tape recorder and taped things we would say in the room. She would ask for a stethoscope so she could do his q4h assessments because she didn't believe we were doing it well enough. She would stand over us while we did peri-care and dressing changes, critiquing the whole time, saying it was not good enough and wanted to do it herself.

    Or how about the patients who come down from the floor with aspiration pneumonia. The MINUTE they are off the vent, the family demands food and water. They scream at you when you explain why this is not a good idea at this point in time without a swallow study.

    Or the family member who works down in the same hospitals OR, comes up to visit her mom during her break in her work scrubs, and refuses to gown/glove up even though her mom has VRE and C.Diff. We called her boss. She was not changing scrubs after she returned to the OR.

    Oh we get plenty in the ICU!!
  10. by   Flamelily
    Quote from herecomestrouble
    Had a family member once who kept giving us all these crazy orders,she was told we only take orders from a physician.She then told us she was a doctor,told her we only take orders from doctors who work for our facility.And believe me the orders she was giving were bizarre.She then informed us that she was"the doctor that did Michael Jackson's plastic surgery"really if you had done that to Michael's face would you brag about it?
    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha
  11. by   puggymae
    We used to get this woman all the time when she pregnant - 8 glorious times when I was there. Anyway.. one night the husband (who looked like the banjo player from the movie Deliverance) came out to the nurses station, plopped down in a chair, unzipped his pants and started masturbating!

    Very rarely am I rendered speechless - but I was that evening. We still laugh about it (after 20 years) but at the time we were all aghast. (And he was arrested)
  12. by   MrsMommaRN
    Quote from elizabethjrn
    had a pt in our hospital for about 6 months, 3 months in our icu. his sister was, quite possibly, nuts. she would take pictures of the patient while he lay in bed, sedated on the vent. she would take pictures of us nurses while we were trying to care for her brother. she had a tape recorder and taped things we would say in the room. she would ask for a stethoscope so she could do his q4h assessments because she didn't believe we were doing it well enough. she would stand over us while we did peri-care and dressing changes, critiquing the whole time, saying it was not good enough and wanted to do it herself.
    what was with the photography? i would let her know i did not want to be photographed. was this person in the medical field or just plain nuts?
  13. by   teeituptom
    Quote from P_RN
    Well before my time at our hospital I heard there was a Gypsy Queen there who was very ill. Her granddaughter was being married and wanted Grandma to see. So the ENTIRE wedding party including several hundred guests came to visit her! Gowns, veil, tuxedos etc.

    Then there was the wife who visited her husband.....and started bragging about her new lover.....(btw she was about 220#...patient was about 120#) Well the patient jumped out of bed and started hitting and choking his wife......his doctor who was a hand surgeon stood at the door..... while the nurses were trying to separate them.....and said "Pull his hair, that'll make him stop."-you see he didn't want to risk HIS hands on the patient.
    Oh and the topper was it was Halloween and all us nurses were in costume......I (Florence Nightingale) one RN (Raggedy Ann) and the head nurse (a witch) were the ones there.

    Then there was the little old lady who stayed agitated all the time except when her little old husband visited. Then she was quiet as a mouse. Come to find out he was bringing her a 1/2 pint of Canadian Club Whisky every day and tucking it next to her head on the pillow so she could sip on it a

    P
    Gypsys are such a cool and interesting culture
  14. by   Crux1024
    Quote from puggymae
    We used to get this woman all the time when she pregnant - 8 glorious times when I was there. Anyway.. one night the husband (who looked like the banjo player from the movie Deliverance) came out to the nurses station, plopped down in a chair, unzipped his pants and started masturbating!

    WOW!! Ill pass on that one....:trout:
    Not something I ever want to see...

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