What's the craziest thing a patient or family member has said to you? - page 4

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  BridgeRN79 profile page
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    Had a mom come into triage chief complaint from ED was SROM...........So go through my normal questioning when she comes up from downstairs. Ask what brought her in today, she states "I broke my water out of my mouth" ........Needless to say we had a little anatomy discussion after that!!
  2. Visit  monkeybug profile page
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    Quote from BridgeRN79
    Had a mom come into triage chief complaint from ED was SROM...........So go through my normal questioning when she comes up from downstairs. Ask what brought her in today, she states "I broke my water out of my mouth" ........Needless to say we had a little anatomy discussion after that!!
    This has me scratching my head!
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  3. Visit  dykely profile page
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    I once had a family member ask if the hospital gift shop sold cigarettes.....Why, yes sir, we do...right next to the vodka and clean needles for injecting your drug of choice!

    The questions I hate most in L&D:
    - how much did s/he weigh?....well, since the baby has been skin to skin on your chest since they came out of your vagina, I have no idea. Want me to take a wild guess?
    -how long do I have to push?.....ummm, until the baby comes out
  4. Visit  middleagednurse profile page
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    Quote from Christy1019
    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
    That is SOOOOO disgusting.
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  5. Visit  Ruby Vee profile page
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    I know this is an old thread, but these are hysterical!
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  6. Visit  suezan59 profile page
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    Had a new dad ask me if they had to wipe ALL of the poop off of the baby's bottom when they change the diaper - seriously made me doubtful about their personal hygiene!!
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  7. Visit  sharpeimom profile page
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    [COLOR=#003366]Quote from Christy1019
    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


    Yacccccccccck! EWWW! Ick!
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  8. Visit  aeris99 profile page
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    I didn't know people would do that. Huh. That's uh, kinda odd!
  9. Visit  SmilingBluEyes profile page
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    OK OK OK! I'll bite. Lived in rural Oklahoma some years ago when a very old black lady brought in her great-granddaughter in labor. The whole family was a hoot, funny and delightful. But they had some interesting superstitions and beliefs. The granny said to me, "I know this baby is smart and blessed". I replied that was awesome, but how did she know? She replied, "I done heard her talking from the womb to me, that baby is smaaaaaaaaaart, cause we know ONLY smart babies can talk to you from the womb". I did not laugh, I took her at her word. Once born, that baby was precious. Smart? Could very well be. I would love to see her today......
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  10. Visit  SmilingBluEyes profile page
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    Had a GYN patient once---very fresh out of surgery, mind you; less than 2 hours. Went to her room at start of shift to assess her. She looked at me and grinned ear-to-ear. I asked what was so amusing. She said, "oh well you just caught me in the middle of pleasuring myself!". Ummmmm ok. So I said, half-jokingly, barely missing a beat, mind you----"would you like a *do not disturb sign* put on your door?" She answered in the affirmative, only adding, it would not bother her if I cared to join her!!!! (ewwwwwwwwwwwwww my coffee came up a bit on that one). I laugh about it today.
  11. Visit  SmilingBluEyes profile page
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    PS I actually met a "colostitute" once. They DO exist!
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  12. Visit  SmilingBluEyes profile page
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    EVERY OB nurse with any experience, has a tragic story of the patient who either:

    Is in total denial about being pregnant right up til they go into labor
    or
    Is in total denial about NOT being pregnant, presenting with an abdomen of the correct girth and shape to BE pregnant, even though slim everywhere else, but surely is *not* pregnant.

    BOTH made me sad in my career, particularly the 13 year old who had "never had sex" ( I bet she was raped) who came in 38 weeks' pregnant in full-blown labor, and despite hearing the U/S heartbeat, swore up and down it was impossible, because she never, ever had sex.

    OB was not all candy canes and pink ribbons, that was for sure.
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  13. Visit  SmilingBluEyes profile page
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    OH here is another. Working in a OB/GYN office. Had a couple there who at an elderly age were childless. Not for lack of trying. When the dr. examined the patient, we discovered why. Her URETHRA looked like a vaginal introitus. Yep, that was where he was putting it,when they had sex all their 40 years, plus or minus. She was, for all intents and purposes, a "virgin", having never used her vagina for sex. They mixed up the "holes" I guess? True story.

    Another one. A lady came in GYN office with vaginal pain and foul odor. Dr. took a look and there was a !!potato!! in her hoo-ha. Yep, it had been there a while, too, having literally "taken root" in her vagina. Yes,the thing had roots. Seems in the "olden days" women used potatoes as pessaries for vaginal/uterine prolapse. She just forgot to "change" hers. Was a mess, to say the least. True story.
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