Weird pt complaints - page 2

OK , I'll start. Last night I had a post partum patient tell me "I keep passing out in my sleep" could someone please explain this one to me??????? Lets hear some of your strangest pt complaints.... Read More

  1. by   shudokan-RN
    " my baby is having chest pain"
    what makes you think that ma'am?
    "because he's sleeping with his hands on his chest"

    had to leave the room, about wet my pants!!
  2. by   KRVRN
    When checking a baby's residual before giving a tube feeding, the parents became upset and claimed that we were going to make their baby "bulemic" because we were were taking her food out of her stomach the same way a bulemic person would throw up. Couldn't be convinced otherwise.
  3. by   BadBird
    I had a schizo patient in the ER tell me she was having her 15th miscarriage, it was just her period.
  4. by   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted by KRVRN
    When checking a baby's residual before giving a tube feeding, the parents became upset and claimed that we were going to make their baby "bulemic" because we were were taking her food out of her stomach the same way a bulemic person would throw up. Couldn't be convinced otherwise.
    obviously a victim of the Late Great Big Fat Baby Thread,....
  5. by   tinkagain
    I was working in postpartum and a young girl pulled her cord and said it was an emergency! I rushed to her room and she said "The baby burped while she was still on my breast, will my nipple explode?"
    I reassured her while trying not to bite all the way through my cheeks to keep from laughing.
  6. by   deespoohbear
    I actually had a pt's family complain about the color of the paint on the walls! Like nursing has a whole lot of control over that!


    (Actually, nursing has no control over anything!!)
  7. by   ShandyLynnRN
    Originally posted by tinkagain
    I was working in postpartum and a young girl pulled her cord and said it was an emergency! I rushed to her room and she said "The baby burped while she was still on my breast, will my nipple explode?"
    I reassured her while trying not to bite all the way through my cheeks to keep from laughing.
    :roll :roll :roll
  8. by   researchrabbit
    "My tongue turned black when I took the medication!" (it was a placebo!!!)
  9. by   VivaLasViejas
    I had a 19-year-old preggo with piercings in her nose, eyebrows, nipples and even her "nether region" beg me not to start an IV because she hated needles. *****??!
    Last edit by VivaLasViejas on Mar 23, '03
  10. by   hogan4736
    at a retirement community ED in Phoenix...

    an RN received a complaint about her scrubs w/ jalapenos on them...

    get a life
  11. by   Anagray
    A senior patient who could obvisouly groom herself, demanded that the nurse comes in and cleans out her finger nails and then feed her the dinner.

    very funny stories btw, made me laugh so hard
  12. by   jemb
    I worked on the seventh floor of the hospital. Whenever we had an earthquake of any significance, the building would rock and sway. Inevitably multiple call lights would come on, and we would hear patients calling "Nurse, nurse! We're having an earthquake!"

    Sure, lady. As soon as I catch the med cart which has taken off down the hall by itself, I'll come in and hold your room still.
  13. by   ShelleyERgirl


    When I worked in ER, we had a young couple bring their baby in, in the middle of the night for a sore throat. Come on, did the baby sound a little hoarse that day or what. Did she say her throat hurt? It was probably the same mom who thought her nipple was going to explode! LOL :roll :roll

    Can you see the headlines on that one?

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