What's the craziest thing a patient or family member has said to you? - page 3

I think out of my 15 years, the one thing that really seemed the strangest to me was the following story: I had a middle aged married couple. Both were employed, and in fairly responsible jobs. ... Read More

  1. Visit  sissiesmama profile page
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    Quote from tokmom
    That's about the time you call facilities and have them bring in the shop vac. I bet pushing would not be so bad afterall, lol. Beats sucking out junior!
    Bahahahaha!! Too funny! Your comment is why I don't need to drink Coke while on AN. Now to wipe off the screen...

    Anne, RNC
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  3. Visit  lucki_star7 profile page
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    These stories are hilarious! It is amazing how uneducated people are when it comes to the basics of healthcare
    Last edit by lucki_star7 on Nov 2, '12
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  4. Visit  Fyreflie profile page
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    Quote from DebblesRN
    I had a dad tell me recently that his wife was making so much milk because he had "primed the pump" (and yes, that is how he described it) by sucking her boobs the whole pregnancy.

    It confused me because I couldn't understand why he thought I might like to know that.

    Ahahah!

    Recently one of my colleagues walked into a pts room to find dad doing perineal massage in labour (she was like an ant lip maybe)-- which is totally fine but he reached in too far, felt the baby's head, almost passed out, went and threw up and then came back out and asked if she wanted him to keep going!!
  5. Visit  RetRN77 profile page
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    Quote from biancocm
    I work in trauma now and so there are very few stories that shock me anymore. However when I was in school I worked as an aide on a GI surgery floor. We had a patient who had a lot of GI problems (i never knew her back story, as an aide I wasn't told), she ended up having a colostomy from her surgeries. I was in there to empty the bag and I was just explaining to her about how you empty it and basics like that since it was new to her. She then started asking me a lot of questions about other care for the colostomy which i defered to the nurse but her last question was if it was possible to have sex through the stoma and if it would be similar to anal sex. I didn't even know how to respond other than to ask the nurse or Dr.
    Just when I thought there wasn't much left which could shock me!
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  6. Visit  Fyreflie profile page
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    Quote from RetRN77

    Just when I thought there wasn't much left which could shock me!
    You'd be surprised how common that question is--I have a friend who does GI and she said most people with new stomas ask!
  7. Visit  Pets to People profile page
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    Quote from lucki_star7
    These stories are hilarious! It is amazing how uneducated people are when it comes to the basics of healthcare
    And just the basics functioning of their own bodies!
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    Quote from Fyreflie
    Ahahah!

    Recently one of my colleagues walked into a pts room to find dad doing perineal massage in labour (she was like an ant lip maybe)-- which is totally fine but he reached in too far, felt the baby's head, almost passed out, went and threw up and then came back out and asked if she wanted him to keep going!!
    That's one dedicated husband, good for him!
  9. Visit  monkeybug profile page
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    Quote from Pets to People
    And just the basics functioning of their own bodies!
    Oh yes, it never ceases to amaze me when women ask how the baby will come out if we put a Foley "up there" and they are absolutely amazed to discovery they have three holes! Our hospital still does enemas for inductions of labor, and we still get "is it going to get the baby wet?' from time to time. Geez people, I'm not suggesting you take a college level Anatomy and Physiology course, but at least grab a hand mirror on the way to the bathroom one day.
  10. Visit  echoRNC711 profile page
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    great topic,thanks!
  11. Visit  MECO28 profile page
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    Ok, I know this is an old thread but really???? Do people really ask that question about stomas all the time?! I am so glad I haven't encountered that one yet. Speechless....
  12. Visit  Christy1019 profile page
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    Quote from MECO28
    Ok, I know this is an old thread but really???? Do people really ask that question about stomas all the time?! I am so glad I haven't encountered that one yet. Speechless....
    When I worked at an inner city ER we had a paraplegic transgender pt (male to female) who was a well known Colostitute... Think about that one for a minute... Lol
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  13. Visit  schnookimz profile page
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    Me: do you have any allergies?


    Patient: wellllll I used to tell my ex girlfriend that Im allergic to latex.

    Took me a second, but then I couldn't stop laughing.
  14. Visit  sharpeimom profile page
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    Quote from monkeybug
    I used to get frustrated when people expected laboring patients to be totally pain free. I finally told someone, "Look, you're basically shoving a St. Bernard through a cat door, OK? It's going to at least be a little uncomfortable!"

    I just read this to my husband, who spent about 15 minutes trying to convince our shar pei puppy that he would not fit through the cat door. He spit iced tea all over his Kindle and an irate cat!
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