Just a very different experience I thought I 'd like to share with you and hopefully bring a smile to your face.
I thought I had just about seen it all. Years ago a resident I was caring for wanted to go to bed, he was seated in a high-back stationary chair by his beside, with a posey vest restraint in place(remember them). No one came quick enough and the resident was found in bed lying face doen with the chair stll attached to his back!
Now this incident only happened a week or so ago.
Imagne if you will having a fairly hectic day and just as you are beginning to gain control you start to pass some of your evening meds. As you are focusing on the task at hand, you look up to see a resident's familiy members walking down the corridor with TWO not ONE fully grown LLamas. They were walking them with reigns. The animals were well groomed and beautiful. I stood there trying to haul my bottom jaw up off the floor.
Suddenly, the staff gets into it, taking the visiors from doorway to doorway sharing our( a bit out of the ordinary situation) with other residents and visitors alike). I'm running ahead talking to my resident's inqiring of they had a fear of animals and what they could expect to see the corridors in a few minutes.
Vistors and residents alike were entering the hallways with a look of awe on their faces. Some of the residen'ts became over exuberant hugging and kissing the llama's(I'm thinking, is mad cow disease anywhere in the picture ) While the resident whom the family was bringing the llamas to see kept yelling "I don't like the llamas." "I don't like the llamas." I'm still in the process of composing myself when I see a light flash. I turned to see what was going on and yes, you guessed it, they were having their own photo shoot with the celebs. One resident even pulled an the reigh, the owner was holding , so that her picture could be taken with the llamas face right next to hers. Everyone was all smiles and having a good time, while visions of licensing boards, unemployment lines and an award for nurse dummy of the year, danced through my head.
A visitor walking by, snapping me out of my nightmare with the comment ,Well you don't see this every day, do you? I still stood fast, insuring no one was being hurt and devising the master plan for (if/when ) the state walked in and requested a resonable explaination about why every known regulation in the book was being broken here.
They never did come by and the residents speak fondly to this day about the llamas who came to visit.
I guess it just goes to prove somethings you just can't plan for, control or MAKE UP !!!!!