This made me laugh

  1. 11 Hopefully this will bring a smile to you all...I had to share.

    The other night I cared for a young guy in our ICU who had oral surgery and was going to be left intubated all night just in case the site swelled. He was calm and sedated all night on propofol. In the morning I was going to do his ABG and start a new IV and wanted to give him some of his prn Fentanyl beforehand to help keep him calm. I'm not sure if it was the Fentanyl or what...but seconds after giving it to him, his eyes popped wide open and he started dancing in the bed. Literally shaking his body all over, winking at us, and smiling. Then he stopped, pointed at me, and started doing pelvic thrusts. Pelvic thrusts!! Restrained, on the vent, and doing pelvic thrusts. I couldn't believe it I started laughing (but at the same time I was worried he would extubate himself!) He then ended up getting agitated and required some Versed.

    In the morning, the oral surgeon came in and asked how he did all night. I told him about the dancing and thrusting and he smiled and without hesitation said "Well, I'll write you something prn for pelvic thrusts." I couldn't stop laughing.
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    Bec7074 has '3' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Trauma, Critical Care'. From 'Somewhere'; Joined Jun '12; Posts: 117; Likes: 98.

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  4. Visit  brillohead profile page
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    Quote from Bec7074
    In the morning, the oral surgeon came in and asked how he did all night. I told him about the dancing and thrusting and he smiled and without hesitation said "Well, I'll write you something prn for pelvic thrusts." I couldn't stop laughing.
    Oh, I bet the crew here at AN could come up with all kinds of drug name recommendations for that one!
  5. Visit  sapphire18 profile page
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    Hahaha LOVE it!!!
  6. Visit  libran1984 profile page
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    That was pretty suweet!!!
  7. Visit  nursel56 profile page
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    Maybe he was trying to sing Jailhouse Rock - wishing that damn tube was out of the way so you could enjoy it. :spin: lol
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  8. Visit  jrwest profile page
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    That is funny! hopefully the guy doesnt remember it tho lol
  9. Visit  GitanoRN profile page
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    pretty darn funny :d
  10. Visit  suanna profile page
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    Propofol can cause a "propofol induced dyskinesias" that could easily be described as "dancing all over the bed" but the second part- I have to defer to your assessment that the patient was acting out some erotic behavior- not just "can you help me pee" or "my lower back is killing me from laying in one position with no muscle tone all night".
    GrnTea and OnlybyHisgraceRN like this.
  11. Visit  eatmysoxRN profile page
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    Were the thrusts to the rhythm of "I'm sexy and I know it"? Ha, this is simply hilarious XD
    barbyann, That Guy, and Esme12 like this.
  12. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    They say.....some drugs cause a real sense of euphoria!!!
  13. Visit  Jammin' RN profile page
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    HAHAHAHA This made my day! Thanks for sharing!
  14. Visit  GitanoRN profile page
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    Quote from esme12
    they say.....some drugs cause a real sense of euphoria!!!

    this reminds me the time i went to have my wisdom teeth removed, while in recovery the staff said that i began to say "i love you" to everyone it must have been the combination of the drugs & the gas effect
  15. Visit  That Guy profile page
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    Quote from gitanorn
    this reminds me the time i went to have my wisdom teeth removed, while in recovery the staff said that i began to say "i love you" to everyone it must have been the combination of the drugs & the gas effect
    better than my best friend with his wisdom teeth. lets just say he became very excited when the oral hygienist came in. nothing like going through an entire surgery with um well whatever euphemism you would like to use.
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