I had two patients today.
Patient #1~ A dear lady with COPD exacerbation. She kept having anxiety/panic attacks, which were, I'm sure, were related to the COPD. She requested Loritab for the attacks. She was given one at 9am. I stayed with her till she rested a little, had to tell her I would be close by. She was very frightened.
Then, she felt nauseated from the Loritab (she wouldn't eat breakfast), so she was given Phenergan. Then, the doc finally calls back, and gives her Ativan! Talk about out of it? Oh boy! I walked past her room at one point, to find her buck naked on the side of her bed. Tried to get her to lay down, but she wouldn't have it. Had to lay her down myself. Bless her heart. I hope she'll be all right tomorrow.
Patient #2~ A foreign man who spoke hardly any English! Wonderful fellow, and we got along great! He was mildly confused, but then again, so was I this morning...
Just wanted to let you all know about my day...