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  1. I threw my hands up tonight. The same lady with the cheese thing... I literally got my butt kicked by this patient for two nights because he was having terminal restlessness and was so very, very combative. The first night he almost snapped my right wrist and I came home with red marks from my knuckles to the elbows. The second night he squeezed my left hand so bad my wedding band indented into my pinky and I still had the marks 5 hours later. So, I basically told the family, we need to medicate to sedate. Someone is going to get seriously hurt if we don't, so they agreed. I started an Ativan drip, took me 6 and a half hours to get to the proper dose to get him settled. (Hospice rule 101, start low and go slow:spin So, ofcourse by the time I left he was finally settled. The night nurse came on and repostition him with pillows and turned him to his side. All I heard about tonight from the family is what an angel the night nurse was and how she really had the magic touch with the patient. ROFLMAO. I told her tonight, she owes me a dinner for that one,
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    About ShayRN, MSN

    Joined: Mar '04; Posts: 1,082; Likes: 2,527
    Hospice nurse; from US
    Specialty: 18 year(s) of experience in Corrections, Cardiac, Hospice

    13 Comments

  3. by   SFRN
    I hate that! She absolutely owes you!!
  4. by   athena55
    Yes, I agree....She owes you big time....And if it were me I would say to heck with dinner, bring on the Pepsi and M&M's, hahahahaha
  5. by   arelle68
    He thrashed about.
    He kicked your can,
    But love won out,
    ...and Ativan!
  6. by   canoehead
    It's a Hallmark moment (awww).
  7. by   chicookie



    Be sure its a very big dinner! You deserve it. ^_^
  8. by   jayne109
    Quote from chicookie



    Be sure its a very big dinner! You deserve it. ^_^
    I am thinking Lobster and Crabs! Or whatever other VERY expensive taste you have!

    I couldn't do hospice so I salute you!
  9. by   Medic2RN
    Just make sure she doesn't get you a hunk of cheese.....you know how dangerous that can be!!
  10. by   sharpeimom
    or how about a great big carton of cool whip? :d i had a roommate once who would eat an entire bowl of the stuff everytime she'd get really frustrated or when things didn't go as expected.

    sharpeimom
  11. by   NurseyPoo7
    I'd ask for the cheese platter.
  12. by   rabbitgirrl
    Quote from arelle68
    He thrashed about.
    He kicked your can,
    But love won out,
    ...and Ativan!

    Need...air...Can't...breathe
    Laughing too hard!!!
    AAAAAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
  13. by   WoofyMutt80
    Order the most expensive thing off the menu
  14. by   PrettyPillz
    She should take you to the RITZ after the hell you endured!!

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