Visitors with no common sense!! - page 9

What has happened to common sense in the hospital? I had a patient who had a hysterectomy (TAH and BSO) Tuesday morning. This young lady was only back her room for about 20 minutes when she had... Read More

  1. by   Aussienurse2
    :roll :roll :roll :roll
    Gotta love it!! I would like to have a few visitors, better then the ones who come when deaths a knocking only to find that Aunty's left it all to the church!! They get a bit hard to handle! :angryfire
  2. by   Brownms46
    ....That'll teach em...
  3. by   hoolahan
    Oh man can I relate as a pt. I had my second baby, and frankly, all I wanted was 3 hots and a cot. Do not come to see me, just let me sleep, b/c I am going home to a 19 mo old and will have an infant, and I will have precious little time for sleep!

    My friend and his new wife called, wanted to come see me. I said, how nice of you really, but don't go out of your way, you can see us when we come home. My hair was greasy, I looked like ****, was bleeding like a pig, and just wanted to see my hubby, and the grandparents were OK, they know how to limit a visit. But anyone else NO!! Well, I went on and on, they absolutely refused to take no for an answer. An hour later they came to the hospital. I was so pi$$ed I couldn't see straight. I pretended to fall asleep, but they stayed on and on bothering my husband.

    Then, with my first, I had the damn janitors barge righ in while I was trying to nurse, totally exposed, and post-C-section, I still had an IV and was on pit, it wasn't like I could pull my own curtain.

    I have NO PROBLEM kicking visitors out. I say very nicely, so and so is very tired right now, please come back when he/she can appreciate your visit more.
  4. by   Brownms46
    Originally posted by hoolahan
    Oh man can I relate as a pt. I had my second baby, and frankly, all I wanted was 3 hots and a cot. Do not come to see me, just let me sleep, b/c I am going home to a 19 mo old and will have an infant, and I will have precious little time for sleep!

    My friend and his new wife called, wanted to come see me. I said, how nice of you really, but don't go out of your way, you can see us when we come home. My hair was greasy, I looked like ****, was bleeding like a pig, and just wanted to see my hubby, and the grandparents were OK, they know how to limit a visit. But anyone else NO!! Well, I went on and on, they absolutely refused to take no for an answer. An hour later they came to the hospital. I was so pi$$ed I couldn't see straight. I pretended to fall asleep, but they stayed on and on bothering my husband.

    Then, with my first, I had the damn janitors barge righ in while I was trying to nurse, totally exposed, and post-C-section, I still had an IV and was on pit, it wasn't like I could pull my own curtain.

    I have NO PROBLEM kicking visitors out. I say very nicely, so and so is very tired right now, please come back when he/she can appreciate your visit more.
    OOOh my goodness... :roll: oooh LORD... "I look like *$%# bleeding like a pig. " " I was so pissed I couldn't see straight"......THAT is one MY sayings...
  5. by   Vicki K
    Years ago, I was taking care of a prisoner from the state pen. He had multi-system failure, and the docs wanted to make him a DNAR. Because he was an inmate, we needed permission from the state to make him a DNAR, and the state refused as that would be "shortening his life sentence."

    It happened that his only son was also an inmate, and special arrangements were made for Sonny to visit Dad. He came one afternoon, accompanied by two guards. He seemed rather calm and pleasant, and was allowed into the room with just one guard while the other sat outside to ******** with Dad's guard.

    I was putting meds down an NG tube, back foolishly turned to the visitors, when I simultaneously heard a shout and was tackled from behind. I hit the floor with the guard on top of me, holding me down while the son and the other two guards were scuffling.

    It seems that Sonny came to visit with an enourmous home-made machete (at least, that's how it looked to me) down his pants leg with the intention of "shortening Dad's life sentence!" Scared me to death!

    Vicki K (Who never turns her back on visiting inmates!)

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