Elderly man brought to ER by wife/daughter. Had fallen with facial trauma and nosebleed and is on coumadin. Man is very hard of hearing so I ask history first from wife.
Me: Why is your husband on Coumadin?
Wife: The doctor ordered it.
Me: (heavy sigh) Yes, I am sure he did, do you know why?
Wife: I don't know.
Now daughter is here, so I ask her
Me: Why is your dad on coumadin?
Daughter: It's a blood thinner.
Me: (another, very heavy sigh) Yes it is , thank you. Why does your dad need a blood thinner?
Daughter (This is the exact response) His blood was too thick.
Me: (To myself - I think) I am going to have to kill you and your family right now!
Gotta love it.
May 22, '03
Makes me think of an Alzheimers pt I had last night....family fusses when he's "wild" ..then complains if you give him something to calm him down saying he's sleeping too much....conclusion: You just can't win sometimes...lol
May 23, '03
asked an adolescent with N/V if she was sexually active. Answer was no. Serum preg. test was positive. When I asked did she understand my question about being sexually active she replied: "Oh, I thought you meant recently."