Sick at work, AND disappointed! - page 3

I was at work last night (12hr nightshift) and all night people were telling me that I didnt look well,pale, diaphoretic etc, I had a bit of a headache to start and I just assumed it was because of... Read More

  1. by   adrienurse
    We are nurses. If anyone has the knowledge to judge whether or not we are sick, it's us -- don't you think?
  2. by   hapeewendy
    weeeee you guys are the best!
    I didnt mean to come on here and whine about my health, I was just feeling a little needy at the time I guess and thought Hey my allnurses friends will make me feel better, and you sure did!
    I still feel all gross and living on mr freezies but hopefully that will pass , if I'm not better y tomorrow its family doctor time.
    I should have done the bucket thing at work just to be spiteful, pts families these days are so preoccupied with nurses making errors I'm sure I could have made a few of them millionaires by trying to nurse their loved ones while sick....
    its a stupid policy to have to go to the ER on nights when youre Sick I just wanted to go to bed and feel gross at home , I didnt need the waiting room audience either!!
    ahhhh well I'm going to have some flat ginerale now, try to get someone to rent me a ben affleck movie(thank you heather!)
    and try to feel ungross
    love you all
  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    OH wendee, nothing great or inspirational to add here. These guys did well. Just a cyber ((hug)) and best wishes that you feel better very soon. Take care of yourself and keep us posted how you are doing.
  4. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    Uh-oh Blueyes,

    You hugged wendy too hard.....................Now there's something on your blouse.
  5. by   hoolahan
    Wendy, been there, done that! I remember many moons ago just feeling a tad off and teensy h/a, went to work anyway, and it came on me like a bolt of lightening, tossing cookies, got so pale, my co-workers took one look at me, called the sup, they made me go to the ER. I must have had a little gastroenteritis. I am the kind of person, once I start w the hurling, it will not stop. I must be strictly NPO, any drop of fluids returns and then some. Sup makes me go to ER.

    While the ER nurses were the best, saw me right away, they made me take emetrol. Great idea, some minty nasty tasting PO anti-emetic, have you ever heard of anything so stupid in your life? I said please don't make me take this. Nurse said it's protocol, you have to try it. I said, what you have to see the puke first? I took it, ten minutes later hurled for the ER, got to go home. My Step-dad was still awake and picked me up.

    NO FUN to be sick at work. My hubby is still disgusted that I hurled in the basin in the ER when I had my kidney stone, if I could have made it to the BR, I certainly would have. He didn't seem to understand the nurses prefer when puke is in the bucket, as opposed to the floor, bed, or uniform! My husband said, "I was fully prepared to go empty that basin in the BR, but I just couldn't believe that nurse took it and did that." Hullo, what do you think I've been doing all these years hon? Making up stories?? LOL!!!

    Stay strict NPO x 24 hrs. Then just flat ginger ale, or coke if you can stand the caffiene. If that stays down, try some dry cheerios or crackers. Do NOT try eggs or milk products. For some reason hubby and my M-I-L never believed me when I told them this would induce relapse of puking in my poor son, who is just like me. I have had to go to ER many times just to stop the vomiting w IM anti-emetic for stupid stomach viruses, that is how bad I get.

    {{{{{{Wendy}}}}}} Take it easy hon, you're gonna feel weak as a kitten the next day. Call out!
  6. by   KaraLea
    Take care of yourself Wendy. Our thoughts are with you. Hope you are feeling better soon.
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    **looks down....EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW...ruh roh.
    **refrains from hugs from now on w/

    ty for pointing that out, peeps.
  8. by   sharann
    Hope your tummy feels better soon Wendee.Rest alot.
  9. by   thisnurse mean you are supposed to do the iv pole thing BEFORE rigor?
    geez we always do it after...makes a sturdier pole.
    yeah most of the patients are wimps about sleeping with the new IV pole. thats why we use dead assistants. the patients never complain...they cant tell the difference.
  10. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    "yes mr.Stickenbutt what can I help you with?"

    "That nurse is still in my room"

    "Well mr. Stickenbutt, you use the call light like a tv. remote so we posted a nurse with you 24hrs."

    "But this one is creepy...........can I have another one?"

    "We don't have any more corps.....uhm...assistants available mr. Stickenbutt you'll have to wait until the dayshift comes in"

    "Look my nurse hasn't moved for hours..........hours I tell you! She's just standing next to my bed holding the bag thing and ....and..........staring at me!"

    "No can do sir"

    "Aw c'mon!! she kinda reeks......I think....she could be........Hey!..Wait a minute here...........She's dead isn't she?..Yup she's cold as an icecube!!!"

    "Please don't touch the assistant mr.Stickenbutt,you could set off the IV alarm."

    "what about the smell?"

    "You had your bath on the evening shift sir"

    "Not me!.......uhh...the assistant"

    "That's the spirit mr.Stickenbutt! and her are pals until her shift ends. We couldn't get anybody to cover for her just because she has to attend a funeral ya know.....we'll get around as soon as we can with some foot powder"

    "If I can have my other nurse back......I won't call you off a code to pull up my covers anymore........Ok?"

    "No can do sir..............Noooo can doo.....gotta run"
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  12. by   adrienurse
    I'm just spending way too much time on this bb. I had a dream that night that I was puking at work.
  13. by   thisnurse
    thing about using assistants is that since some of them never move anyway the pts never suspect they are dead.