Real Charting!! - page 2

At the LTC facility I work at, we have a 94 year old lady who "dies" on a regular basis. Nothing wrong with her, she's very healthy, but sometimes she just feels like being 'dead'. In fact you can... Read More

  1. by   Fran-RN
    I've had a few residents like that myself. There is never a dull moment in LTC. to paraphrase Art Linkletter " Old people say the darndest things".
  2. by   live4today

    Years ago when I worked TWO LONG WEEKS in a LTC facility, there was an elderly patient who insisted she gave birth everytime she had a bowel movement on the bedpan. She would yell out to let us know "The baby's coming! The baby's coming! Help! Help! The baby's coming!" :chuckle :roll :chuckle

    We would put the bedpan under her, let her "give birth" to her "baby" (stool), then she would ask "Is it a boy or a girl?" We would say, "It's a boy, Mrs. "C"! Is that what you wanted?" She would say, "Well, I guess that will do." :chuckle :roll :chuckle
  3. by   donmurray
    We have had ongoing problems with a patient's wife, in our continuing care unit. She constantly complained over "missing" items of his clothing. We accommodated her wish to take his clothing home to wash, listing all items taken and returned, yet still she complained, she hadn't read the list properly when she signed it, we added items after she signed it, etc etc. It was heartening to read in his notes, that she had created a huge fuss over a jumper, which after searching the ward, and checking with the laundry, with complaints ringing in their ears the whole time, the staff found the offending item. He was wearing it!.
  4. by   Paprikat
    OMG! Do all facilities have these?
    We have a "dead" lady too! We also have one that thinks her BM's are babies!
    It is so funny when the residents learn "modern" things. One elderly man was just a-chatting away into his electric razor. One of the aides asked what he was doing and he looks at her likes she's a nutball and says, "I'm talking on my new cell phone!"
  5. by   Debstr
    I'm doing a 100% review of all the CABGs at my hospital and ran across this on a History and Physical page:

    The patient was a dancer and has starred in several movies including Mary Poppins where he played the part of one of the chimney sweeps.

    I'm still laughing... :roll

  6. by   teeituptom
    Howdy yall
    From deep in the heart of texas
    I liked that movie.....................................
    keep it in the short grass yall
  7. by   judy ann
    I had a sweet little lady who had two dolls, that she called her boys. I asked her what their names were. She told me that the larger was named Samual. Then she said the other was named Similar, because she couldn't remember his name.
    Another sweetheart had babies regularly. Sometimes even twins. Her husband took them home and took care of them for her. She was just too busy to take care of them "here".
    Love those old folks
  8. by   Zee_RN
    Another nurse told me this story and I just loved it.

    She was a brand-spanking new RN orienting to her first job. She was rounding with an experienced nurse. They walk into this old gent's room where he is laying with covers clutched in his hands pulled up to his chin, his eyes squeezed shut. He opened his eyes when they walked into the room, looked at them and said, "Am I dead yet?" The experienced nurse replied..."No, not yet! Close your eyes and try harder!"

    The new nurse was horrified at the time but came to appreciate it years later as a hospice nurse.