I have 2 stories, both happend in the last 6 months.
1. Had a patient that was pretty much goona die in a few months, lots of things wrong, out of control dm, chirhosis, esrd, anyway, i had to gime he a kayacelate enema (useless, but thats another topic), he was A&Ox3 and complaing about it, his k wasn't that high, like 6.1 or somthing (mind you i worked iona renal floor, thats not that high), he couldn't hold it in, called doc, asked for d50/insulin/bicarbiv, he said no, give it po (USELESS), walked to pharmacy, was in no particular hurry as this guy was about as stable as anybody, went into the room to give it to him and he was, just about dead!, called the code, which i believe i posted under a heading awhaiol ago cuz it was an ugly code, anywho, he died. here's the thing, awhen i wen tot pharmacy he told a nurse who walked in the rom for whatecver reason that he was "leaving" she said, no maybve you'll go home in a couple of days, he said, no, i'm leaving today. freaky
2. this one totally freaks me out. Had a younger patient that i really liked, moved him to a private room earlyer in the day, when back to do MN meds and the room reaked of cigarette smoke, i told him dude don't smoke in the room, if you want i'm going for a cigar in a bit and i'll take you with me. He adimantly denied smokein, said he never smoked a day in his life, he had too many other probs to worry about that too. OK, i believe you, room smelled all night, like i said i liked this patient and had anexcellent report with him. This is where it get weird, his dad came in the next day and pulled me aside and said "you thought Scotty was smking in the room?" I said yeah, smelled like it, he said "Scotty has never smoked a day in his life, but last nihgt his mother was talking to his discerased grandmother who died before he was born, she asked her to lok over Scotty while he was in the hoospital, turn out she was a chain smoker. I waled in the room and asked her not to smoke anymore, and that was the end of the cigarette smell.