Have you ever taken care of a famous pt? - page 2

Have you ever been assigned to take care of a movie star, singer, etc? I never have, but I know there has to be at least one of us here who has.... Read More

  1. by   GooeyRN
    I took care of a famous baseball player in his elderly years (deceased for a few years now). He was a also my neighbor growing up. He used to buy me candy as a little kid, and had something to do with me getting my dog as a child. I took care of him in a nursing home. I wish I didn't, because it really tarnished my memories of him, when I learned of him being a major pervert. He did not remember me (but he did remember my dog!) He was not confused at all so his behavior was not due to alzheimers or anything like that.
    Last edit by GooeyRN on Aug 18, '06
  2. by   DutchgirlRN
    2 music legends, now deceased and other well-known music artists. Some very nice and one in particular very hateful to everyone for no reason. Years ago I worked a couple of shifts with Naomi Judd. She was working for an agency at the time. Her last name was different then and she was trying to break into the business.
  3. by   mtnmom
    yeah, I have. whoopee. Maybe 20 years from now I'll be famous and they can reminisce about me taking care of them (fun to think about)

    In my previous life before being an RN I was a real estate paralegal in Atlanta. We closed homes for a number of wealthy and famous people. I recall one in particular...a very well known major league baseball pitcher. The attorney closing the deal was young and very cocky, unlike the other very down-to-earth and nice attorneys I worked with. When he found out he was to close this person's loan he almost wet his pants. Now I really could care less about baseball, so it was quite amusing to see him sucking up to this guy...as I ran in and out of the closing room delivering amended documents, cokes, etc. At the end of the closing the realtor took my picture with the guy for a scrapbook she was making of the home and the sale. Everyone was going nuts getting the guy to sign baseballs, cards, etc. It was quite a circus. I just wanted to laugh!

    I have a handful of friends who are very well-known musicians from the 70s and 80s. I used to housesit and petsit for one of them while the band was on tour. (this particular one does some construction work with my stepbrother when he is not playing, just because he likes it!) Bottom line...they are wonderful people, just like any of us, just very talented and with a few gold records. They have problems and heartaches just like the rest of us.
  4. by   Jo Dirt
    Quote from mtnmom
    Now I really could care less about baseball, so it was quite amusing to see him sucking up to this guy...
    I don't know why grown men want to look at grown men in striped pants...take me out to the ballgame.

  5. by   NurseyTonyaLPN
    I helped take care of an author when I was a student (not a household name by far but had 2 published books). I asked how to order one of his books, and I had it overnighted in hopes of getting him to sign it for me but he was gone during our next clinical day (had just had minor surgery).

    Back when I was an MA at an urgent care facility, I had an elderly patient who told me about how he invented a very popular medication. At first the nurses didn't know whether to believe him but on his chart under occupation, it said biophysicist or something so we figured maybe it was true!

    I've also had a LTC patient who was an engineer. He asked what my husband did and told him HVAC and he asked what kind of equipment he installed, I told him and he said he helped invent it years ago. Kind of interesting.
  6. by   TazziRN
    Quote from neetnik461
    I recently took care of a gentleman who was a renown oboist with a world famous orchestra. Unfortunately this man had a brain tumor and his course did not go well. After his tumor resection he spent a few weeks in a nursing home/rehab and developed infection at the surgical site. He was readmitted for a wound debriedment/dehissence and I was assigned to him as a post-op patient. He came to me from PACU and was crashing as they brought him up. We got his blood pressure and heart rate back in check but the poor man barely held on during that night shift. A few days later he died. There was a wonderful obit. in the local paper, he was really a gifted musician and teacher.
    Um......I may be wrong but Im thinking a bit too much information?
  7. by   maryk650
    I live near Nashville, so the answer is yes.
  8. by   Gompers
    My mother-in-law cared for the wife of a baseball player in L&D. The player was a rookie, recruited from another country, and was at the bottom of the totum pole. He and his wife already had several kids, so it was a pretty easy delivery and they were very pleasant to my mother-in-law.

    A couple of years later he became the star player of the team and was world-famous.
  9. by   LeahJet
    Quote from TazziRN
    Um......I may be wrong but Im thinking a bit too much information?
    Yes, I was thinking the same thing when I read that post.
    We REALLY need to be careful.
  10. by   mnwhaley
    I can't tell you because of HIPAA
  11. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from tazzirn
    um......i may be wrong but im thinking a bit too much information?
    [font="comic sans ms"]way too much information! i'm glad the moderators removed the post!
  12. by   belfry
    This is not my story, but a good friend of mine was in nursing school in LA and as a student the nurses on her floor sent her to check the foley on a patient...turns out he was a VERY well endowed porn star...lol
  13. by   RNOTODAY
    Well, a famous person's sisters child, and a mobster's child. A well known mobster, and singer.