Dear God, Help me - page 2

I just listened to this for 12 hours- almost literally non-stop. I just felt the urge to put it in an online forum full of nurses who may sympathize with my numb brain. God Bless Alzheimer's.... Read More

  1. Visit  dirtyhippiegirl profile page
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    Quote from Hygiene Queen
    Oh, our poor patient who was a nurse...
    "Call the pharmacy! Call the pharmacy! I've made an error! Call the pharmacy!"
    Oh, dear god!
    Even in dementia there is no reprieve!
    That's just really depressing.
    teeniebert, IowaKaren, 37 C, and 3 others like this.
  2. Visit  Hygiene Queen profile page
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    Quote from dirtyhippiegirl
    That's just really depressing.
    It was.
    She always thought she was at work.
    All the time.
    Talk about being trapped in your own private hell.
    It really freaked us all out.
    MedChica, fashionistaRN, teeniebert, and 7 others like this.
  3. Visit  laderalis profile page
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    A coworker has a running joke that one day she's going to wake up at work, (as a resident) all in a panic because she has to pass more pills "Just four more pills. I'm not done yet! I've got more pills to pass out!!" lol
    sharpeimom, teeniebert, *4!#6, and 5 others like this.
  4. Visit  Meriwhen profile page
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    Quote from artsmom
    I just listened to this for 12 hours- almost literally non-stop. I just felt the urge to put it in an online forum full of nurses who may sympathize with my numb brain. God Bless Alzheimer's.
    I feel your pain. We have similar things happen in psych.
  5. Visit  aboucherrn profile page
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    I love this thread. You guys are cracking me up. I am a med-surg RN and absolutely ADORE the elderly dementia patients. The amuse me, and I have infinite patience for them because I know they can't help it.
    fashionistaRN, Hygiene Queen, *4!#6, and 4 others like this.
  6. Visit  dirtyhippiegirl profile page
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    Quote from Meriwhen
    I feel your pain. We have similar things happen in psych.
    Try being a psych patient with someone like that on the unit. You get to go home after eight hours. I'm lucky if the screamer isn't my roommate. :P
    imintrouble likes this.
  7. Visit  artsmom profile page
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    We have a former DON patient who is a high fall risk, especially overnight ,so the nurses give her a clipboard and she goes along for the med pass. She will make notes about the job the nurses do and also which patients she feels the doctor needs to come see.
  8. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from artsmom
    Whatever it takes to keep or get your sanity back!!
    It maybe wrong.....but especially the little old ladies that just won't stop yelling. I have been known to tell them ........"Shush! The babies sleeping!" and it worked like a charm......99.9% of the time......... when one night one little ole lady shouted back....

    "You shush! I don't give a _____!"
  9. Visit  artsmom profile page
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    I can't tell you how many times I have said shhhhhh!!! The baby is sleeping! If it works roll with it. I am sure someone will say it to me one day.
  10. Visit  imintrouble profile page
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    ssshhhhh The babies are sleeping is a classic. I've been using that one for years.
    Doesn't work so well with the old guys though.
    Hygiene Queen, teeniebert, Esme12, and 1 other like this.
  11. Visit  artsmom profile page
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    True. I don't have any regulars for the guys actually. I have used "the babies are sleeping" but some don't care lol.
    teeniebert likes this.
  12. Visit  lovingtheunloved profile page
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    Used to have a lady who would alternately scream "God bless America!" and "Help me do the dishes!" She would get the phrases mixed up and start yelling "God bless the dishes!" Hysterical.
  13. Visit  serenidad2004 profile page
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    When I worked LTC I had one that would repetitively recite the lords prayer while rubbing her hair... all day long. If she was interupted she would pick up where she left off. It made for a long day and I would often go home reciting it myself lol.
    God bless their souls
    LTCNS and *4!#6 like this.

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