Stupid things said by your non-nurse significant other - page 3

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   Moogie
    Recently one of the dogs had surgery. When I had to remove her stitches, my darling husband wasn't sure I could handle it. After all, I was a "people" nurse, not a "puppy" nurse. I think he was serious. :icon_roll
  2. by   NurseKitten
    Quote from Moogie
    Recently one of the dogs had surgery. When I had to remove her stitches, my darling husband wasn't sure I could handle it. After all, I was a "people" nurse, not a "puppy" nurse. I think he was serious. :icon_roll
    When our darling Chicago-kitty was in the final stages of his life, and needed fluids and injectible antibiotics at home, the vet had to PERSONALLY reassure DH that I was more qualified to wield a needle and IV tubing than any of his vet techs.

    (Plus being one h*ll of a lot CHEAPER!)
  3. by   sparketteinok
    I have two:
    #1: a while back, my 10 year old daughter passed out at school after PE and not eating any breakfast. She's had a few incidences similar, so I was telling hubby we should check her blood sugar for a few days to get an idea of what she was running. He said, "Are you sure you can do that? Shouldn't we take her to the doctor for that?" Never mind my insistence that yes, I really do this all the time at work (several times a day, as yall know), and no, I don't just wipe @$$ for a living, as he insisted that's all I do at work, and was NO WAY qualified to stick her.

    #2: We were in a chain pharmacy, and hubby saw a large box of cetirizine and said, "Hey, isn't that the same thing as Zyrtec? I bet I could save some money if I bought that instead!" I replied, yes, it is, and yes, it's just as good as brand name Zyrtec, and yes, it really will be the same thing. Even still, he had to ask the pharmacist hey, what is this stuff? Is this the same thing as Zyrtec? Even my 10 year old rolled her eyes, and said, Geez, Dad!!
  4. by   chellelynn25
    My dear boyfriend of 5 years: I think there is something wrong with my prostrate (that's how he said it)

    Me: what makes you think that?
    Him: It itches.
    Me: You can't itch your prostate
    Him: I think its from sweating or,maybe its that new laundry detergent you bought.
    Me: You can't itch your prostate it's internal
    Him: no its not. I can see it
    Me: Sorry to break it to you babe but that is your scrotum.
    Him: I't doesn't hurt when I pee
    Me: just forget it
  5. by   badphish
    [/quote]

    Me: what makes you think that?
    Him: It itches.
    Me: You can't itch your prostate
    Him: I think its from sweating or,maybe its that new laundry detergent you bought.
    Me: You can't itch your prostate it's internal
    Him: no its not. I can see it
    Me: Sorry to break it to you babe but that is your scrotum.
    Him: I't doesn't hurt when I pee
    Me: just forget it[/quote]



    made me cry, before your vasectomy i need to shave your prostate.
  6. by   voraciousj
    I had come home after my first code and my patient didn't make it. I was venting to my DH and telling him how doing CPR on a real person is so much different from the CPR dummy when he asked if the pt had made it to which I replied no.

    He told me that I must not have been doing CPR right...*sigh*
  7. by   Moogie
    Quote from voraciousj
    I had come home after my first code and my patient didn't make it. I was venting to my DH and telling him how doing CPR on a real person is so much different from the CPR dummy when he asked if the pt had made it to which I replied no.

    He told me that I must not have been doing CPR right...*sigh*
    :angryfire That's just mean.

    For revenge, you should do what one of my students did. In skills lab, they were practicing catheterization and for some reason I still don't understand, each student was permitted to take home one catheter. One of my students said that her boyfriend saw hers in her car and asked what it was. She told him---and then said that her assignment was to "practice" on somebody!

    Better yet---the boyfriend believed her!

    No, she didn't really cath him. At least, I don't THINK she did.
  8. by   blondnursey
    you arent going to sleep all day are you?
    after i worked a 3pm to 7am shift..............
  9. by   talaxandra
    A friend of mine was sent home from a shift with pneumonia so severe they wanted to admit her and she was getting IM antibiotics BD from her GP.

    Her husband: I think I have the same thing but without the chest part
  10. by   NurseKitten
    OK, to the one who's DH said she hadn't been doing CPR right - girl, you want us to hurt him?? 'Cause we will!

    To the one who's DH gave them crap about "sleeping all day"...yeah, I got that on a regular basis too. I worked 3 12's 7p-7a, and by that third day, I was dead on my feet, ready to kill anyone who suggested I didn't have the right to pass out for 24 hours or however long it took me to recooperate, especially if it had been a busy weekend in the local "gun and knife club". :-\

    Folks just don't get it. That's why it's so important for us to stick together.
  11. by   sunkissed75
    Quote from nurseofalltrades
    Regardless of my husbands symptoms everything he has is "the gout"... If he has diarrhea he says "I think i have the gout" . No need trying to explain to him what that is ....he is a dork!


    I love that you called him a dork!!! That was the funniest thing I read!!!
  12. by   BabyCatchr
    It wasn't my significant other, but a friend who was a nursing technician, of all people. I told her someone was lying prostrate on the ground. She gasped and told me the prostRate was the organ inside a man.
    #2 I said I had had impetigo as a child and she corrected me: It's "infantigo" because only infants get it.
  13. by   GeauxNursing
    Quote from BabyCatchr
    me: It's "infantigo" because only infants get it.
    lol that's hysterical!

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