Best complaint you've heard? - page 2

I had a second-grade girl with a history of migraines come in today and complain that she was, "...hearing colors and seeing sounds!"... Read More

  1. by   Meriwhen
    Quote from nhnursie
    "Can you help me with this?" Kid comes back from open campus with a fish hook in his head.
    Oh dear.

    The questions beg: HOW did he manage this, and was it in his lip?
  2. by   NutmeggeRN
    It was in his head....had fishing gear in the car.....I'm quite sure I never got the whole story......many years later I know know to push it through and snip off the end (dated a fishing guide and learned that little trick)....had mom come pick him up.
  3. by   nurseprnRN
    Quote from ColleenJune
    I had a second-grade girl with a history of migraines come in today and complain that she was, "...hearing colors and seeing sounds!"
    This is actually a well-documented phenomenon, and is not only associated c migraine but is a part of daily life for many people. She has a particular gift. It's called synesthesia.
  4. by   Faby
    Where did he get it from?
  5. by   babyphat
    Had student come with a classmate, and the classmate says " he lost his memory, he don't know his name or the teacher name". So I asked him "what's your name" he shrugged, I asked "what color is your shirt" he shrugged again. So I said " I need to call your mom, this is serious". All of a sudden he said, "I can remember some things". He told me his name, teacher name and anything else I asked. I just had to laugh when he left.
  6. by   proud nurse
    Okay, this isn't from when I was a school nurse but from when I worked in urgent care.

    Young guy of about 19 comes in, writes on the sign in sheet that his chief complaint is "cold in penis." Well, anyway I drew the short straw and ended up having to take him back and get his vitals and room him. We're talking, I ask tell me more about the cold in your penis...

    He says, "I got all this green snot coming out of my penis."
  7. by   RNdynamic
    Quote from Meriwhen
    I've seen sounds during migraines...kind of like nonspecific visual distortions.
    That isn't a sound. That's a visual distortion -- like you said.
  8. by   BSNbeauty
    That is just gross . Wow.
  9. by   ktwlpn
    When my son was sick at the age of 6 he informed the pediatrician that " I think I have Ebola" This was back in the early 90's when it was frequently in the news.I'll never forget the look on the doc's face as he tried not to laugh out loud.
  10. by   mc3
    Quote from squidbilly
    I had a little guy bump his head the other day. He told me he "saw stuff" and when I asked what he saw he replied with "you know, like birds and stars!"
    Believe it or not, I always ask the kids with head bumps if they saw birdies or stars! It makes them smile
  11. by   Sugarcoma
    Quote from Kafergie
    Just yesterday a little boy came in "hyperventilating" because the boy next to him kept farting and the stink made him hypervetilate
  12. by   cav5
    Child- "I'm blind" (as he walks in just fine)

    Me "Why"

    Child "Because my substitute is the devil and I want my teacher back"


    Child- "My nose hurts"

    Me "Why"

    Child "I stuck an acorn up there"

    Me- "Yep-that'll do it!!"
  13. by   JenTheSchoolRN
    Child: I have a rock in my tooth.

    Me (looking confused): Okay, let's take a look.

    Sure enough, there was a small rock embedded in one of her lower molars.

    Me: How did this happen?

    Child: I was outside and wanted to know what dirt tasted like.

    Yep, that might do it. It took some wiggling, but was able to get the rock out with some dental floss. Luckily, the child was otherwise unaffected by the dirt she ingested.