We had an elderly gentleman on our floor the other night who was a bit confused. He couldn't use the call light but would call out for a nurse frequently. In the middle of the night, he changed his call. Instead of "Nurse!", he began calling out (in a very cajoling voice) "Diptheria, oh Diptheria! This lasted for most of the night. It was good for a chuckle, though we could not figure out which of us he seemed to want. :roll
Jun 29, '03
hmmmmmmmm..... interesting.... was he able to respond coherently when approached?