oh yes, on a flight to new orleans, there were 14 of us heading to a cruise ship. Some crazy folks decided to put grandma in a plane... who had been passing out but the doctors couldn't find out what was wrong with her, needless to say, they thought putting grandma on a plane was a good idea.
Well first time, husband walkes me up after the anouncement... several people tend to her... she passed out, out of the chair on the floor. So I watch, then get up, she comes around looks bad but is talking. Insists she's fine, back to my nap.
Second time, now I have to get involved, grandma on the floor again, they only have O2, no one has an accucheck machine... nothing (well an AICD, but we don't need that), no code bag, are they nuts??. I'm an ICU nurse, this is crazy. Well put O2 on our sick grandma and the pilot makes an emergency landing to get her to a hospital after I bite off the air attendants head and say next time I'm leaving her there for YOU to deal with. She speaks to the captin.
So long story short, I wished I would have propped grandma back in the chair instead of insisting on a landing with the other nurse
. Long story short, we all had to purchase new tickets, and spent three days of our cruise without any luggage, but it was the best vacation I've ever had. Everyone on the ship knew us and they were "donating" all kinds of outfits. We were a novelty.
Never knew what happened to grandma, but she needed to be a hospital, and not on a plane. I always say I'll NEVER get involved and on vacation I say I teach kindergarden... but I have yet to do what my brain tells me and let someone else handle it
I"ll never learn.