You See, It's Like This........ - page 2

"Hey, you should've been there when I finally let Arwen have it," Sarah (not her real name) tells me as we sit down in the nondescript break room of our assisted living facility to sip go-go juice... Read More

  1. Visit  jrock17} profile page
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    I'm sorry...I'm crying laughing at this post...Just awesome.

    When I worked on the floor, we mixed 1 prune juice with 1 apple juice and microwaved it...but we called it 'The Poopy Cocktail'.
    'Hot Slider' is absolutely killing me....!
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  3. Visit  vampiregirl} profile page
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    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    (FYI: this "slider" is a concoction made up of 240 mL prune juice, 30 mL of Lactulose or MOM, and two pats of butter---zap for 45 seconds in the microwave, stir well, and drink daily PRN for constipation. It's failed only twice that I can recall, and since I've spent most of my career in geriatrics, you KNOW I've mixed this brew a time or ten.)
    AKA "the brown bomb"...
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  4. Visit  silv27star} profile page
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    This is a hoot. Well written!! Love it!
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  5. Visit  Nascar nurse} profile page
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    I miss the smoking days when everyone was outside huddle together telling the most outrageous stories. Back in the day I was a unit manager and the DON would sincerely feel an aide or someone was just having a rough time. She would come ask me to try to work it so I ended up outside as the same time as whoever she was concerned about knowing that I could get a better feel for what was up out there and we could find a better way to step in and help if needed.
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  6. Visit  Ms. Sweetheart} profile page
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    *****!!! i havn't laughed so hard in ages... this made my day seem a little less depressing...
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  7. Visit  VivaLasViejas} profile page
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    Quote from jrock17
    I'm sorry...I'm crying laughing at this post...Just awesome.

    When I worked on the floor, we mixed 1 prune juice with 1 apple juice and microwaved it...but we called it 'The Poopy Cocktail'.
    'Hot Slider' is absolutely killing me....!
    But very descriptive, is it not?

    Even some of my residents' doctors have signed off on my Hot Slider. It's that reliable. The only two people in whom I've ever seen it be ineffective were a nursing-home resident I had once who formed cement instead of poop in her innards; the other was my husband, who recently went for a six-day stretch without a clinker in the pot and had to visit the ER.

    I mean, I did say "in sickness and in health", but somehow I doubt that my marriage vows included the obligation to perform a fecal disimpaction on my dearly beloved, ya know?
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  8. Visit  jadelpn} profile page
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    We call it "the mix" like it is some covert operation.....or we are having cocktail hour....
    Viva I have the hiccups ROTFLMBO
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  9. Visit  Esme12} profile page
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    Quote from Nascar nurse
    I miss the smoking days when everyone was outside huddle together telling the most outrageous stories. Back in the day I was a unit manager and the DON would sincerely feel an aide or someone was just having a rough time. She would come ask me to try to work it so I ended up outside as the same time as whoever she was concerned about knowing that I could get a better feel for what was up out there and we could find a better way to step in and help if needed.
    Outside!! I remember sitting at the nurses station at night while we told out stories of gore....we were then banned to the dirty utility....then to the outside....now some won't even hire you if you smoke.....time marches on.....

    We called it a Slider Toddy.....I remember using a yankauer (oral suction device) once to lessen the overwhelming sea of oop: that the patient was floating in
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  10. Visit  Hygiene Queen} profile page
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    LTC (1980's):

    We used to hang out in the dining room and chit-chat, laugh, smoke, embroider, knit, snack... whatever... in the space of time we had available between the last resident having been put to bed and our 10 o'clock bedcheck... and again after bed-check and all chores completed.
    That was fun and, occasionally, some little old resident would find us and have a cigarette with us .
    Things were very different at that time, for sure.

    Oh, and the wheelchair races and the practical jokes!

    There was also break on the screen porch, the quiet guest lounge (lights very very dim and us whispering in the dark-- it made the gossip and weird stories seem even juicier) and break outside on the patio with chipmunks scurrying up to us and a warm summer breeze... ahhh!
    And us running away screaming from the biggest dang praying mantis in the whole wide world that landed on the patio table...

    Do you know what I learned on my breaks?
    I learned you can light and ignite sugar as you pour it from the package.
    I learned that eating a Snickers and discussing diarrhea can happen at the same time.
    I learned that I will find out things about my coworkers that I never wanted to know .
    I learned that if you choose to duel with a broom and a mop in the dark, somebody is going to come up with a black eye.

    I'm sorry, if this shocks some people, but I can assure you, we really really had a great team of hard workers and I have never worked such great workers since... and you can bet your bottom dollar our residents came first were given excellent TLC.

    Anyhoo, Viva, you made me time travel back to when I actually enjoyed my breaks (lol) because now they suck.

    Nowadays, it's:
    *A bunch of therapists using our room to do their work and blab on their cell phones (really? don't you have an office???)
    *The nutritionist eating her poppy seeds (!) with a spoon and scrutinizing my Pepsi and Cheetos with a disapproving eye
    *The counselor from the unit next door deciding the bathroom, right next to the table where we eat, is the best place for the queen mother of all bowel movements, annnnnnnnnd...
    *Coworkers who think... why?????... that I want to discuss my pt's careplan!!!!

    I need a break after my break!

    *sigh*
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  11. Visit  canigraduate} profile page
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    We call our concoction the "Brown Bomber".
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  12. Visit  VivaLasViejas} profile page
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    Where I work, it's merely called, "The Bomb"......but it's made with only MOM and prune juice. The butter is my special secret ingredient, plus I warm up the drink, hence the name "Hot Slider".
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  13. Visit  nrsang97} profile page
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    Quote from Esme12
    Outside!! I remember sitting at the nurses station at night while we told out stories of gore....we were then banned to the dirty utility....then to the outside....now some won't even hire you if you smoke.....time marches on.....

    We called it a Slider Toddy.....I remember using a yankauer (oral suction device) once to lessen the overwhelming sea of oop: that the patient was floating in
    I have used the yankauer too when there was a river of poop.
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  14. Visit  beckster_01} profile page
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    On my unit nasal airways are used far more frequently as rectal trumpets. They ought to think about renaming that little device...

    At the assisted living that I used to work at we made "Power Pudding." I don't remember all of the ingredients, but that sucker worked
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