I floated to med/surg last night. I volunteered to take a 10 days post total knee woman who had proven manipulative and was driving everyone batty with her demanding behaviour. I turned on my best bedside manner and gave her TLC, VIP tx, some breakthrough pain med, and a restoril, and she was a happy camper, sleeping all night.
She was making very slow progress secondery to her lack of motivation and obesity. She had told staff that she planned on teaching her husband to do all her wiping after urinating when she got home, she wanted this done right!
So, at 6 am after I did the lab draw from her central line, she handed me a small card. On it she had labeled two samples she had placed there. The were hard crusty boogers, one from her nose, and one was a dry loogie she had coughed up. She wrote her name under each sample and where she had obtained it. She wanted me to give it to the doc. She said she had provided such samples in the past, but the doctors never seemed to want them, but if she was a doctor, she sure would be interested in them.
Ha ha, isn't nursing fun?
Dec 19, '06
weird ding dong looney tune gal
Last edit by muffie on Dec 19, '06
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