Weird pt complaints - page 3

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   Rapheal
    Post op gallbladder removal. Just off NPO. Drinks a whole can of soda, eats all the candy her S/O brought in, goes to smoke a cigarette.

    Then wants "something for nausea".
  2. by   tinkagain
    My friend was fresh out of nursing school and working in M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She worked in the lung clinic.
    She answered the phone one day and a little old man asked her iin a very Texas accent if she could ask "Dr. Waranga for some of them Dear Jesus pills".
    My friend asked him to repeat and he said "Honey, just ask the doctor for some of those Dear Jesus pills for me". She then went and got another nurse to decipher this. Unfortunately, the other nurse was Phillipino and had a little trouble communicating with the elderly Texan. Finally, my friend wrote down the message and decided to tackle it later.
    She called me at my job across the street and said "Do you have any idea what Dear Jesus pills are?" I thought she was kidding, of course. When I found out she was serious, I asked her if it was a cancer patient. She said yes. Putting 2+2 together I came up with Duragesic for pain. ROFLOL Sure enough that was the med.
  3. by   nurseygrrl
    Not a weird pt. complaint, but funny nonetheless...

    We had a new admission to our unit on Friday and the doc wrote an order for nursing ambulation with two assists BID...sounds all well and good until you realize the patient is a BILATERAL AMPUTEE who refused prosthetics and hasn't walked in over 10 years!! Even funnier, the evening nurse picked up the order!!

  4. by   frannybee
    Sweet Jebus....I'm laughing with my hand over my mouth because that is just as scary as it is funny.
  5. by   Stargazer
    Originally posted by Rapheal
    Post op gallbladder removal. Just off NPO. Drinks a whole can of soda, eats all the candy her S/O brought in, goes to smoke a cigarette.

    Then wants "something for nausea".
    Oh yeah. Had a patient who c/o intractable nausea and vomiting. maybe your chain-smoking isn't helping, sir? Just a thought.

    Had a lady in ICU (4th floor of the hospital) on the vent for 2 months. Finally got her weaned and sent her to the respiratory unit (16th floor). Hubby approached the staff a day or 2 later complaining that the altitude was making it hard for her to breathe and demanding she be returned to the ICU!
  6. by   RNonsense
    Originally posted by Stargazer
    Had a lady in ICU (4th floor of the hospital) on the vent for 2 months. Finally got her weaned and sent her to the respiratory unit (16th floor). Hubby approached the staff a day or 2 later complaining that the altitude was making it hard for her to breathe and demanding she be returned to the ICU!
  7. by   tinkagain
    :roll
  8. by   caroladybelle
    Originally posted by tinkagain

    She called me at my job across the street and said "Do you have any idea what Dear Jesus pills are?" I thought she was kidding, of course. When I found out she was serious, I asked her if it was a cancer patient. She said yes. Putting 2+2 together I came up with Duragesic for pain. ROFLOL Sure enough that was the med.
    In GA, it was always "Da lord did" (Dilaudid) and some "More Fiend" (Morphine).
  9. by   zudy
    In Arkansas, when asking about past medical history, pt st she has once had the "Smiling, Mighty Jesus" (spinal menengitis). Several pts have told me they had surgery for "Copper Toed Syndrome" (carpal tunnel syndrome.)
  10. by   dawngloves
    My favorite is always "Old Timers" disease!
  11. by   Flynurse
    I had a husband once ask me to take out his wife's NGtube because, "She's not eating that good."
    This is the same man who told me his wife had ammonia in her lungs.

    "When you have time, do you think you could get something from 7-11 for me?" Uh...yeah let me get right on that! This is when I worked at the nursing home and the aides would run to 7-11 to get snacks/soda, usually brought ME back a Coke.
    Last edit by Flynurse on Mar 24, '03
  12. by   saccharin
    im laughing so hard at all of these. my personal favorite is the one with the baby who suffers from chest pain.

    btw, im new. hi
  13. by   NativeButterfly
    We have a chronic lung child who is often in the hosp for 10 or more days at a time. The other night he was telling me we got a new baby in and he was lucky because he did not have "John the Baptist". I said excuse me, and he repeated it. I asked him what that is, because what I learned about john the baptist, I cannot do anything about putting a head back on a body. He said you know, where the skin is yellow. I did not have the heart to correct him and tell him is was jaundice!!! So cute, I just love him.

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