The Worst Hospital Visitor I've Ever Seen - page 15

by Ruby Vee

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There are so many . . . . how to choose? There was the woman who'd had an aortic dissection repair, and things didn't go well. She had a perioperitive MI, a CVA and sepsis. All told, she was a patient in our ICU for six... Read More


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    also known as a philly side car --- ahh, working in corrections and juve has enriched my feeling about humanity
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    sense!
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    Quote from xoemmylouox
    How about a family who had their special needs child chained to the bed at home (so they could collect his disabilty check). Child was taken away from said family and placed into protective custody/ inpatient for a displaced fx of the arm, aspiration pneumonia, and loss of weight. He was a full size 17 yr old who weighed 68#. Child ended up with sepsis and dying. Family demanded CPR be continued past the point of reason as he had to live (so they could continue to collect that check). Family then had the gall to try to sue the hospital for allowing their child to die. The family smelled like a barn and even with the door closed the smell creeped down the hall and wouldn't clear. We all loved that child. It was so heartbreaking as he put up such a good fight and deserved so much more. There is a special place in hell for those parents.. Worst part of all Dad is a Nurse!
    If the dad was a hospital administrator, then things are making more sense
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    Quote from Regi64
    Had a patient admitted with stoma bleeding and inflammation. We eventually found out her husband liked the stomal sex... Yuck!
    The good old Philly Side Car --- with our society the way it is, Im surprised its not happening more often or that its not in porn -- but sooner or later, it will
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    How about a family who had their special needs child chained to the bed at home (so they could collect his disabilty check). Child was taken away from said family and placed into protective custody/ inpatient for a displaced fx of the arm, aspiration pneumonia, and loss of weight. He was a full size 17 yr old who weighed 68#. Child ended up with sepsis and dying. Family demanded CPR be continued past the point of reason as he had to live (so they could continue to collect that check). Family then had the gall to try to sue the hospital for allowing their child to die. The family smelled like a barn and even with the door closed the smell creeped down the hall and wouldn't clear. We all loved that child. It was so heartbreaking as he put up such a good fight and deserved so much more. There is a special place in hell for those parents.. Worst part of all Dad is a Nurse!

    I wonder how many patients he has neglected. DISGUSTING!
    Last edit by Poopsiebublnose on Jun 30 : Reason: quote and my reply were combined
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    I sent my Congressman an email and a link to this thread.
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    When you have been a nurse for more than a couple of years, I think you have your eyes opened 1000 times wider than you ever imagined they could be. Sometimes, it is by how good people can be, but more often by how horrible they can be. That horrible can be stupid, rude, demanding, cruel, inconsiderate, etc. Those who receive healthcare and those who provide it, never cease to amaze and it is usually not in a good way. I have had some really great patients and co-workers over the years and some awful ones too.

    During a snowstorm, an RN on OB allowed a male who worked in another department to take a bath in the whirlpool tub meant for our labour patients! Not only did he get in the tub, he pulled the call bell in there. The person who answered the light got the shock of her life. The male was one of the last people anyone would want to see naked. Botht the RN and the man were "talked to," but didn't really get into too much trouble.

    At 7 pm, I asked a postpartum patient if her husband was leaving or staying for the night. She said he was going home. I was surprised to see him still there when I went to do her midnight VS. Apparently, they were watching videos and he brought himself in a six pack of beer, drank it all, and passed out drunk. It struck me funny because I would never think to bring alcohol into the hospital. When I said something to a co-worker, she said her husband would probably bring in beer for himself if they were watching movies. I must lead a sheltered life.
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    When I worked at a SNF we had the most lovely LTC resident. It was her birthday and her son made reservations to take her to dinner. He got it approved by the DON and that was literally all she spoke about for WEEKS before he took her. The night of her birthday he comes and picks her up and takes her to dinner. About 3 hours later we got a call from the restaurant he took her too asking that we come and pick her up. The BASTARD was SOOOO cheap that he couldn't pay for the meal so he told her he was going to the bathroom and left her at the restaurant. Some kind soul at the table next to her paid the bill and our driver came in at 9 PM and took the facility van to pick her up. That A-hole was banned from the facility for months was never allowed to take her anywhere ever again..... it still drags on my heart because she cried everyday at dinner for a month after that. PEOPLE SUCK!
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    Quote from imenid37
    When you have been a nurse for more than a couple of years, I think you have your eyes opened 1000 times wider than you ever imagined they could be. Sometimes, it is by how good people can be, but more often by how horrible they can be. That horrible can be stupid, rude, demanding, cruel, inconsiderate, etc. Those who receive healthcare and those who provide it, never cease to amaze and it is usually not in a good way. I have had some really great patients and co-workers over the years and some awful ones too.

    During a snowstorm, an RN on OB allowed a male who worked in another department to take a bath in the whirlpool tub meant for our labour patients! Not only did he get in the tub, he pulled the call bell in there. The person who answered the light got the shock of her life. The male was one of the last people anyone would want to see naked. Botht the RN and the man were "talked to," but didn't really get into too much trouble.

    At 7 pm, I asked a postpartum patient if her husband was leaving or staying for the night. She said he was going home. I was surprised to see him still there when I went to do her midnight VS. Apparently, they were watching videos and he brought himself in a six pack of beer, drank it all, and passed out drunk. It struck me funny because I would never think to bring alcohol into the hospital. When I said something to a co-worker, she said her husband would probably bring in beer for himself if they were watching movies. I must lead a sheltered life.
    Me too.
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    Unbelievable. You would think that people would have the sense to show some compassion for the sick these days but instead of helping them get better, they make them feel worse. Thanks for this article though! It was a good read.


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