terminal patient funny lines

  1. I was working in a small rural hospital in the emergency section. I recieved a call while on lunch - why is it always lunch - a highly distressed Pt with breathing difficulties turning blue at the gills. This should have been my first clue, however being the self sacrificing nurse I am. I went to the emergency department and found my patient in a bowl, rolling from side to side in water!
    Well the joke was on me my emergency patient was a dying gold fish who I had bonded with as part of my patient interaction on the general ward , his name Killer by the way. I must have looked a real dizz as all the other nurses and Drs had a reall laugh the way I ran to the emergency dept. I was even timed and I was told later broke all previous records. OH what joy to hold the NO 1 spot.
    What was worse was the meal was particularly nice and I didnt get a bite to eat.
    However looking back on the situation it turned out to be the high light of the year for that little hospital even now years later I hold the title of the fastest emergency nurse historically for that little town and I became so well known for it too and whats more all the community minded residents want me to treat them. It never rains it pours.:kiss
    Last edit by Barb101 on Dec 22, '06 : Reason: spellling mistake
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  3. by   Barb101
    Does anyone else have any fishy stories to share???
  4. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from Barb101
    Does anyone else have any fishy stories to share???
    No, but I liked yours.

  5. by   samaletta
    When I was 4 years old. My mom was in the bath tub and I took our goldfish out of the tank and put him in my purse. I then went into the bathroom and told my mom, "I don't know what happened to the fish". She was questioning me as she jumped out of the tub. I took her to my purse, and opened it - the fish was still flopping..... My poor mom, the crap I put her through!

    Hey-- it's a fishy story. She still occasionally teases me about the goldfish I put in my purse.
  6. by   whiskeygirl
    My mom dropped my goldfish (Freddie) in the sink and he slid into the garbage disposal. She was trying to clean his bowl at the time. Luckily, he slid onto a piece of bologna and was able to be rescued with a spoon. He lived a long life after that. He lived to be over 2 years old.

    R.I.P. Freddie
  7. by   SCRN1
    I thought this post was going to be about things a terminally ill patient said that was funny.

    Sorry you missed your lunch, but that was funny!
    I would've probably fallen for it too.