Stupid things said by your non-nurse significant other - page 22

This thread is started in honor of my darling husband, who told me this morning that he almost woke me early because he had a bowel obstruction. I said, "A bowel obstruction? Really? Tell me... Read More

  1. by   Not_A_Hat_Person
    My husband had to go to Urgent Care last week. Among other things, they gave him a script for ibuprofen 600 mg. We have ibuprofen 200 mg tabs at home, and when I told him he could take 3 of them, he said "That's not the same thing!"
  2. by   frylockholmes
    My boyfriend's(soon to be husband's) grandfather is undergoing treatment for lung cancer and he recently had a doctors appointment. i texted my boyfriend to ask how it was going and he replied, "It's going great. The test results for his oxygen saturation study was 95%!" ....i just smiled and shook my head. lol
  3. by   sharpeimom
    Quote from not_a_hat_person
    my husband had to go to urgent care last week. among other things, they gave him a script for ibuprofen 600 mg. we have ibuprofen 200 mg tabs at home, and when i told him he could take 3 of them, he said "that's not the same thing!"
    he has a twin in pennsylvania! my husband discovered on a saturday morning that his ibuprofen 600 mg script had no more refills on it. he was going to call his doctor for a new script when i suggested he just take 3 200 mgs per dose until the office reopened on monday morning. his objection? "but you said one time that if the order called for a number of pills that seemed too many that the script was probably written wrong, and three pills at once just seems like too many!"

    me and my big fat mouth! :smackingf
  4. by   RaineyRN
    "Reminds me of sending a new tech to supply asking for 15you feet of fallopian tubing. He came back three hours later with a letter from the DON telling us to stop doing that. I still want to know how many people he had to see before he got to her!"

    ROFLMAO!!! Bad nurses!! Bad! BAD!!!! LOL
  5. by   frylockholmes
    Quote from RaineyRN
    "Reminds me of sending a new tech to supply asking for 15you feet of fallopian tubing. He came back three hours later with a letter from the DON telling us to stop doing that. I still want to know how many people he had to see before he got to her!"

    ROFLMAO!!! Bad nurses!! Bad! BAD!!!! LOL
    This actually happened to my boyfriend! He worked for a car dealership and someone sent him to the parts store to pick up a 10 inch fallopian tube! haha!!! that's a good one.
  6. by   frylockholmes
    Quote from gobiprincess
    Do funnies by kids count here?
    My nephew yells, " Mom I'm growing an egg on my Penis!"
    Sis runs in to see what the heck he's talking about...
    nephew He points "Look eggs"
    Sis "Those are not eggs, those are your testicles."

    Be Love
    Nicole

    This reminds me of a conversation my co-nurse told me about with her 4 year old daughter.

    Daughter: Do you HAVE to go to work tonight?
    Mother: Yes, I do.
    Daughter: Are you, like, gonna be their doctor?
    Mother: No, I'm gonna be their nurse.
    Daughter: Okay... but you're coming home tomorrow right?
    Mother: Yes, dear.

    For some reason this just cracked me up!! haha
  7. by   Penelope_Pitstop
    Quote from Not_A_Hat_Person
    My husband had to go to Urgent Care last week. Among other things, they gave him a script for ibuprofen 600 mg. We have ibuprofen 200 mg tabs at home, and when I told him he could take 3 of them, he said "That's not the same thing!"
    I'm going to tell on myself.

    I have horrid dysmenorrhea related to my endometriosis, so I have a script for 800 mg Ibuprofen. I know, I know, it's the same as four Advil, but I'd much rather take the 800 mg and pass out...it lasts much longer than four Advil.

    But back to the subject at hand, a family friend is hospitalized and my mother told me, "she's not doing to well...they have her on a mask and she's getting full oxygen!" I'm not sure what that is...does anyone know?
  8. by   carrie_c
    Speaking of funny things kids say, my little nephew said once, very serious, that he lost his mind, but a new one grew back! Haha!
  9. by   RaineyRN
    had a guy tell me, very seriously, that he had, "Fractured his collateral." As he massaged his shoulder. :-p
  10. by   JeskaRN2011
    my boyfriend asked me how come babies don't drown when they are born into a bathtub....hahaha...gotta love em!
  11. by   robby5313
    Hubby went to Dr and they prescribed Celebrex. I told him that it is an anti-inflammatory. "No," he said, "It's an NSAID." I again told him yes, it is an anti-inflammatory. "No, I told you, it's an NSAID!" I then explained what NSAID stands for.
  12. by   wannabecnl
    I remember multiple occasions when someone earnestly told me that their friend/loved one/relative had a FRACTURE, which was MUCH WORSE than just a break (Or, alternatively, it was okay for them to have a fracture, because at least it wasn't a break!).

    Yeah. I don't correct people for stuff like that, but boy, do I want to.
  13. by   outrunningzombies
    I told my husband that one of my patients would be going in for a quadruple bypass in the morning. He said "Wouldn't that just totally bypass the heart?" He thought that a bypass surgery bypassed chambers of the heart.

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