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Funny things that pts say - page 5

Sometimes sweet innocence can make your whole day...... I once had a pt who had really bad gas as I was helping her into the tub and she stated to me "no need to turn on the jets today honey,... Read More

  1. Visit  lpnstudentin2010 profile page
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    Quote from Jessiedog
    Sedated adults ARE fun. Sedated kids are hilarious!!! I've worked in a kids ward for 10 years, and being in the country, we did surgery as well as medical. Dealing with kids after they've had a pre-med and before they go in can really make your day. I had one 3yo boy being transferred to theatre on the trolley, with mum walking beside him and me pushing him. He was happy and giggly, falling all over himself as he bounced on the mattress. Mum had been anxious about sending jnr in for surgery, but that disappeared real quick! She couldn't hold a straight face as she watched his antics! The climax came as he tottered to his knees and flung his arms out wide, shouting. "I'm flying, I'm flying" as the trolley made its way down the hall. Mum lunged in to catch him before he tried to 'fly' off the trolley, saying "I don't know about flying, but you sure are high!" We both laughed until I couldn't push him anymore.

    There are times when you just HAVE to join in and let your hair down.

    Kids make life SO much fun. I adore kids. In my mind you can be having the worst day of your life, then you see a kid and it makes life better.
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  2. Visit  NurseRoRo profile page
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    Um, well, I apparently was a hoot when I had a colonoscopy last year. It was in early December and I woke up towards the end of the scope and said, "Is that my colon???" and pointed to the screen. I heard, "She's awake!" And it went black again. I woke up in recovery to my husband at my side and the nurse saying, "She's got a death grip on those photos...she also wanted to let you know she wants to make these into Christmas cards this year."

    We went to Cracker Barrel for lunch...don't remember a darn thing.

    :uhoh21:Could you tell it was my first time with Versed??:uhoh21:
  3. Visit  Absolutely13 profile page
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    "I have congenital herpes." So, let me think....you were born with it and/or it runs in your family.

    I just let it go.
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  4. Visit  Kthale81 profile page
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    Quote from peridotgirl
    I thought that when a nurse is pregnant that she is advised not to work. I mean, how could you do the things a nurse does when you are pregnant? please explain.
    There are many pregnant nurses that continue to work. I worked up till a few weeks I had my baby. There were two other that worked the floor that were pregnant. I had to work or I wouldn't have any money. The time off for recovering from delivery, the typical amount of time taken off from work, was my sick time and vacation time. It isn't easy. I just refused to do anything that would harm my baby, lifting, pulling, pushing, turning or assisting a very weak patients that needs to sit in chair.
  5. Visit  MotivatedOne profile page
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    Well this patient didn't actually say anything, she pulled her leads off because she had dropped her call bell and couldn't reach it.

    The same patient was telling me about a bad experience with a staff member earlier on another day and before my shift ended, I told her that she'd have the same staff member during the day she said "Oh God"
  6. Visit  lpnstudentin2010 profile page
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    Quote from peridotgirl
    I thought that when a nurse is pregnant that she is advised not to work. I mean, how could you do the things a nurse does when you are pregnant? please explain.

    I KNOW that it is not exactly the same because Docs and Nurses are different but my eye doctor removed my eye when she was 7 months preggers with TWINS and worked right up to the whole 9 months (she went full term with them)
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  7. Visit  Elvish profile page
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    I worked til the day before my water broke with ds.

    There are certain diseases you should make the effort not to be exposed to, but lots and LOTS of nurses work the entire 9 months if they are healthy & their docs recommend it.

    Just FYI. Pregnancy isn't an illness!
  8. Visit  nursebabygirl 08 profile page
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    There are times when you just HAVE to join in and let your hair down.
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    I agree with that all the way
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  9. Visit  nursebabygirl 08 profile page
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    Quote from Jessiedog
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    There are times when you just HAVE to join in and let your hair down.

    I agree with that!!!
  10. Visit  nursebabygirl 08 profile page
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    Ro RO i would have loved to have you in recovery!! LOL
  11. Visit  Jessiedog profile page
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    Quote from nursebabygirl 08
    Ro RO i would have loved to have you in recovery!! LOL
    I think by the time recovery came, the pre-med had caught up with the anaesthetic, and he was sleeping like an angel!! Not a peep out of him. Mum and & I burst out laughing every time we looked at each other, tho, which was frequently becuase of post-op obs. We were still laughing as I gave the post-op instructions. Funny, but I can't remember what the procedure was now. Possibly dental or grommets.
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  12. Visit  nursebabygirl 08 profile page
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    Before i finished nursing school, i worked as a teacher's assistant for 4 years at a handicapped school. During recess one day one little girl came up behind me (i was wearing a ponytail hair piece with curly spirals) and pulled off my hairpiece! She took one look at it and started screaming. I probably shouldn't have said it but she would run everytime i tried to get it back from her, i told her that the hair would come alive and eat her fingers.(by the way she was what they call in education "typical" or reg ed meaning that she had no disabilities she was just devilsh). I know it was awful but i was so ashamed at my head i didn't know what to do!!
  13. Visit  Nurse Salt profile page
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    I was working in a 6 bed ward one night two men were VERY confused and restrained for their safety. Well, all night they they were "talking" to each other but not having the same conversation! One was talking about his home being burglarized and the other was laying cement somewhere... But they were going back and forth responding to each other as if they were old friends! Anyway, as this went on at one point one of them mentioned being tied down and the other one goes, "I'm tied down too... When you get out come over here and untie me!" Then they went straight back into their "conversation." The other nurse and I were trying so hard not to laugh but when that happened we couldn't help it! :chuckle

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